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Period leave: Does not hamper business or reduce employability, say firms

One may argue, period leaves are easier for a small digital set-up. However, companies, like Tata Steel, have also offered period leave within the sick leave quota since 2018

Tata Steel has been offering one period leave every month within the sick leave quota since August 2018

There is very little data available on menstruation and related health issues in India.

Amritha Pillay Mumbai
Indian food aggregator Zomato’s recent announcement to allow period leave soon found netizens divided on its equitability. Companies, which have experimented with such a policy in the past, say the policy does not hamper business or reduce women employability.

On August 7, Zomato said all women (including transgender people) at Zomato can avail up to 10 days of period leaves in a year. They were not the first one to announce such a policy. Steel producer Tata Steel and digital start-up Gozoop are two such companies which have a period leave policy in place.

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 10:34 AM IST

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