One of India’s oldest and recognized full-service law firms, Khaitan & Co. introduced a Menstrual Leave Policy that will provide a maximum of 12 paid days per calendar year.
Amar Sinhji, Executive Director – Human Resources, at Khaitan & Co., said, “Our firm, in its unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, has always strived to do what is right and support our people.”
“We believe that by providing the option of Menstrual Leave to our members, we empower them to prioritize their health, setting a precedent for a more compassionate and equitable workplace where everyone can thrive”, Amar Sinhji added.
“We hope that the introduction of this policy sets a tone for many others to follow inclusive practices that become the norm across industries”, Amar Sinhji said.
Amar Sinhji further said, “Our endeavour towards continuous learning and the adoption of best practices remains resolute, ensuring genuine equity within our firm.”
The company has implemented Menstrual Leave Policy with immediate effect and these leaves will be provided for reasons related to menstruation and the associated challenges.
Earlier, AU Small Finance Bank announced Menstrual leaves for female employees. The bank will provide one day of additional paid leave starting February 2023.
Sanjay Agarwal, MD and CEO, AU Small Finance Bank said, “The culture of a workplace can only be regarded as fully inclusive if it appreciates the needs of its varied workforce including women and even exiting employees.”
“Employee-centric policies, such as the menstrual leaves can pave the way towards building a friendly professional environment for women seeking to enter the workforce, through sensitising the organisation”, Sanjay Agarwal said.
“Similarly, ‘AU Forever Pass’ is introduced to honour the contribution of our employees who leave our organisation due to personal exigencies or professional aspirations. In this journey of ‘badlaav’, we will continue to march ahead holding hands with all our employees”, Sanjay Agarwal added.