When most of the working women professionals are used to hearing things like ” Oh is she PMSing, why is she so cranky….Oh! it must be ‘that’ time of the month….Don’t mess with her, she is going through monthly cycle.” and all kind of such nonsense. Here comes a Mumbai based firm which is happy to make life easier for their female employees by introducing ‘first day of period’ leave policy.
Now who imagined that to turn into a reality one day! A Mumbai based media company Culture Machine has introduced a ‘first day of period’ leave for its 75 female employees and it becomes effective from the month of July. Not just that the company has floated a petition to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Women and Child Development to apply this policy across India. But for now it’s only ladies who work at the Culture Machine have got lucky and don’t need silly excuses to rest at home or skip work while dealing with painful cramps. And here’s a look at their happy reactions when this news was broke to them:
The Maternity leave bill was passed by the Paliament in March this year, which granted 26 weeks of paid leave instead of just 12 weeks. And now with a firm offering ‘first day of period leave’, just shows that India is ready to embrace more working women in the working culture. We already have our hopes high!
SOURCE: DNA India