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Employee Relief Programme

Employee Relief Programme

 
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On 2 April 2020, Sodexo announced that it will support those employees most adversely affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic via a new €30 million global Employee Relief Programme.

The Employee Relief Programme will be funded by:


  • Sodexo Group
  • Additional contributions (salary sacrifice and/or no FY20 bonus) from:
    • Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of Sodexo Group
    • Denis Machuel, CEO of Sodexo Group
    • Group Executive Committee (ComEx) members
    • Regional Leadership Committee members

Funds will be available for employees and their families, and can be requested where the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has caused an adverse financial impact on their life, including in circumstances such as:


  • an employee or their family is experiencing financial hardship through a decrease in wages or loss of income resulting in being unable to pay for essential expenses.
  • single parent families where the source of income from a former partner is no longer available resulting in financial hardship.
  • contributions to funeral costs for a Sodexo colleague who has sadly passed away as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
  • contributions to ongoing expenses that have not been suspended during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, e.g. rent or mortgage, car finance payments, transportation costs, utility bills, student loan payments, childcare fees etc.

This list is not exhaustive. Should an employee, and/or their manager, or HRBP have any other financial hardship for consideration for the relief funding, you are encouraged to submit your application for financial support from the Employee Relief Programme.

The funding will be open to applications from:


  • All Sodexo employees in the UK and Ireland who have had six months’ service with the organisation (starting work with Sodexo before 1 September 2019), who have been particularly adversely impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic; and
  • A manager of a colleague (or HR Business Partner) who has sadly passed away as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19), who is raising a claim on behalf of the colleague’s dependents. 

Applications can be made by the Sodexo employee, their manager, or HR Business Partner (HRBP).

Please note that employees who have refused multiple reasonable redeployment opportunities will not be eligible to claim from the Sodexo Employee Relief Programme.

To apply for the employee relief programme, please email EmployeeReliefProgramme.UKandIE@sodexo.com for an application form. The application will be reviewed by the Regional Leadership Committee, and you will be notified as to whether the application has been accepted or not. If the application is successful, you will also be notified of the funding amount agreed and allocated by the review panel.

Approved funds will be awarded and paid (via payroll or bank account) within two weeks of an application. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact your manager or HRBP.

 

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