Trans people often face difficulties with mental, physical, and social wellbeing. That’s why even a tiny move to equality and diversity can change the situation for the better. This is exactly what happened in India. A big food delivery company, headquartered in Gurgaon, introduced the new policy of giving employees who menstruate ten extra days of leave every year. And best of all, this policy covers transgender people.
Period leave for all who need it
CEO and co-founder Deepinder Goyal announced in a blog post published on Saturday that the new rule would offer ten days of leave that workers can use if the effects of menstruation, for example, pain and cramps, prevent them from performing job tasks.
Goyal added that they want to build a culture of acceptance, truth, and trust. Therefore, period leaves will create a more comfortable work environment. He also asked the personnel not to misuse these days off and take them only when they need them.
Period leave policies aren’t something common all over the world. They exist only in several countries, including China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and Zambia.
However, not everyone thinks that it is a good idea. Menstruation is a natural process, but it’s also highly stigmatized. Period leave policies will be more beneficial if attitudes to menstruation in society change.