KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with International Women’s Day today, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) will offer extended maternity leave of up to 365 days for eligible female employees.

Taken with immediate effect, Chief Human Capital Officer Nora Manaf said the enhanced benefit was decided on after a holistic review of the peoples’ policies and programmes currently offered within the bank group.

“The enhancement to the existing 90-days maternity leave policy is yet another feature of our commitment to the bank’s diversity and inclusion agenda,” Nora said in a statement today.

In addition to the existing 90-days maternity leave policy with full pay, the new policy would allow an employee to apply for an additional maternity leave period of three months with half-pay and a further six months with no pay.

Meanwhile, Maybank has also rolled out a sabbatical leave policy for all its staff members whereby eligible employees are allowed to take a career break for a minimum of three months to a maximum of 24 months.

― Bernama