Sodexo Extends Sick Leave for Employees Impacted by CoronavirusMarch 16, 2020
Sodexo announced it will ensure sick pay for all employees if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are asked not to come to work for COVID-19 related symptoms.
Sodexo’s policy will provide additional sick leave for up to 21 regularly scheduled workdays to both part- and full-time employees impacted by COVID-19 in the United States. Per the revamped policy, vacation time and paid time off will not have to be used by the employees.
“Sodexo is committed to the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve, and that includes supporting our employees where we can if they get sick as they service our clients,” said Sarosh Mistry, Sodexo USA president. “Our employees are our number one asset and whether part-time or full-time we need to support them. As the service industry deals with the business implications of COVID-19, it’s just as important that we look at the human impact of our work as it is that we look at the bottom line. Our long-standing commitment to our employees is something we will stand by, especially at a time like this.”
Founded in 1966, Sodexo is a global provider of integrated food and facilities management services with more than 380,000 employees in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.sodexo.com.