Zomato introduces “Period Leaves”

An Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivering company Zomato introduced the concept of Period Leaves. All women employees including transgenders can avail upto 10 days of “period leaves” per year. The company’s CEO Mr. Deepinder Goyal said that the move is to “foster a culture of trust, truth and acceptance.”

Also he added a note for the male employees that “ Our female colleagues expressing that they are on their period leave shouldn’t be uncomfortable for all of us. We should know that menstrual cramps are very painful for a lot of women and we have to support them through it if we want to build a truly collaborative culture at Zomato. “

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This move has gained immense support and respect from all the women in our country. Periods are considered as a normal procedure which every women goes through. The amount of pain and suffering

a woman goes through every month isn’t given much importance. Period leave will create awareness amongst all and will provide a comfortable and accepting work environment for all the females.

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