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Sweetgreen Just Gave You One More Reason To Love It

May 23, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

Sweetgreen has taken a major step towards supporting its employees by now offering paid paternal leave.

The new policy will allow employees to take up to five months paid leave when welcoming a new additon to their families.

And it's not just limited to new mothers.

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At @sweetgreen, mothers, fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents, and others with new additions to their families will now receive 5 months fully paid parental leave. We believe it is our responsibility to lead the way given the U.S. is one of the few countries that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents. Nobody makes a bigger impact than our team members - it’s their dedication that allows us to live our mission every day: connecting people to real food. Someone once gave us a piece of advice we live by: people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. This is the essence of one of our most important core values - make an impact. This move is rare for our industry and we hope this creates a conversation for other companies to join.

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In an Instagram post the company wrote that this policy is extended to “mothers, fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents, and others with new additions to their families."

While the U.S. doesn't make it mandatory for businesses to extend paid leave for new parents, Sweetgreen is challenging others in the industry start.

"This move is rare for our industry and we hope this creates a conversation for other companies to join," Sweetgreen wrote.

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