Food delivery company grants period leave to women employees

Zomato will give women employees up to 10 days of “period leave” a year, they announced on Saturday. The Indian food delivery company, which has more than 5,000 employees, said they wish to combat the stigma around menstruation.

“There shouldn’t be any shame or stigma attached to applying for a period leave,” Zomato chief executive Deepinder Goyal said in an email to staff on Saturday.

“You should feel free to tell people on internal groups, or emails that you are on your period leave for the day.”

Asia is leading the way when it comes to menstrual leave, where policies have been introduced in Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and China. In others parts of the world, period leave policies have emerged more on a company-by-company basis.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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