I am so disappointed to learn that Starbucks doesn’t offer dads any paid parental leave. Starbucks offers 6 weeks paid parental leave to new moms as well as to adoptive parents – but leaves out birth dads. That doesn’t make any sense!
I’m a new dad, and I love Starbucks. After my son was born, we spent countless afternoons cruising our neighborhood together. We have a regular route, and it always starts with dad getting a little treat at the nearby Starbucks. The staff were always so nice to us, and it was a warm and welcoming environment for a new dad who was often in a sleepless haze.
I am asking Starbucks to update its policy to catch up with the modern standard for paid parental leave and include dads.
I think of Starbucks as a forward-thinking and modern company – one that would recognize that all parents should be able to be there when a new child arrives. As a father, I know that taking time to bond with a new child is critical for families.
As one of the largest employers in the country, I’m asking that Starbucks update their paid parental leave policy to include dads – because it’s good for families, and they’re a great business who has a chance to be even better.
If you want to read more about the paid family leave practices at the largest employers in the country, check out the new report by PL+US.