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Pay it forward - donating days off

Posted by denise on 6 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to anonymously donate their days off to a colleague with a seriously sick child.  The idea came from the case of a man whose colleagues donated 170 days while his son was battling cancer.

Critics of the bill voiced concerns around the law creating injustice between those who can collect days off and those who can’t.  There were also concerns about  impact on the donaters, in  that rest days are needed for the protection of employees health. 

I’ve come across similar schemes run by employers that are embedded in employment agreements and workplace policies.  It’s a great idea that fosters social responsibility, builds strong working relationships and contributes to  a positive working culture.  An awesome idea - what do you think?

Seems the French have also legislated that employees don’t answer work phones after 6pm.  Now that is an idea!


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