East African Breweries(EABL) has rolled out guidelines to support employees facing domestic and family abuse.
Speaking at the roll-out of the guidelines, EABL Managing Director John Musunga the guidelines aimed at creating an violence free family environment.
Through the guidelines set, employees can get paid leave of up to 10 days per year to deal with issues arising from domestic and family abuse such as attending court, seeking legal assistance, relocating or other related activities.
“Through these guidelines, EABL is publicly communicating its zero-tolerance approach to domestic and gender abuse throughout our value chain,” said Musunga.
“We want an environment at EABL that promotes safety and is flexible, respectful, and supportive of employees experiencing domestic and family abuse so that they feel comfortable to disclose it and seek help,” he fingered.
This comes following a rise in cases of sexual abuse and gender based violence which became rampant mostly during COVID-19 pandemic and girls were the most vulnerable.
EABL HR Director,Tope Akinsanya said that the company has set up a confidential counseling and support service accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for employees facing domestic and family abuse whether in or out of the workplace.
EABL has also extended policies to it’s partners who include brand promoters, outlet owners and distributors.
These include the Human Rights Policy, Dignity at Work Policy and Brand Promoter Standards.