E-commerce company, Meesho has introduced a 30-week gender-neutral parental leave policy which will further provide complete opportunities for growing a family. The policy also includes non-discriminatory benefits and new policies which reflect evolving societal beliefs.
The 30-week leave policy applies equally to women, men, heterogenous or same-sex couples so they can stay present for their children and also does away with the differentiation between natural childbirth, adoption, and surrogacy. The parental policy will be covering live in partners.
Ashish Kumar Singh, Chief HR Officer, Meesho, said, “We are really excited about the future – because we are looking at the Policy not as a document alone but as a powerful resource that Meeshoites can tap into for help, assistance, and empathy as they navigate their careers and lives.”
“Most significantly, we have used this policy revamp to simplify the benefits and flexibility based on the caregiver’s role, rather than gender so Meeshoites can be entirely present for their family,” added Ashish.
If the member is a primary caregiver, they are eligible for leaves up to 1 year, If the employee is a secondary caregiver, they can avail up to 30 days of leave.