It is not a normal practice in Maldives to pay salary and other allowances to the family, of an employee who pass away while being employed. However, Vermillion has changed this by recognising the service of an employee who passed away while being employed to Vermillion.
An employee who served Vermillion for 13 years passed away all of a sudden on last Wednesday. Due to that Vermillion has decided to pay her salary and other allowances to her son who is less than 18 years.
In an interview given to AVAS, Vermillion's Public Relations Officer Hussain Shiyah said that Hana was an employee of Vermillion till her last breath.
Shiyah said that Hana was a prominent employee of Vermillion and even though she passed away, her salary will be paid to her son till he is 18.
Furthermore, the company said that even if her son becomes 18 years old they will support his further studies in any field that he wishes to pursue, from any country.
"This is a policy for every employee of us. However, this is the first time such an incident occurred. Hana was a compass of this company. Therefore, we will pay her salary of MVR 16,000 and other allowances to her son till he is 18. Even after he is 18 years old we will pay for his further studies in any field that he wishes, from any country that he likes".
Even though this is not something that is customary to Maldivian companies, Vermillion has shown an example of such matters.
The 30-year old Hana had a stroke and passed away last Wednesday evening. When she passed away she was married and had a 6-year old son.