News By/Courtesy: Parimala Ronanki | 06 Apr 2021 13:24pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • exigency of menstrual leave
  • repercussions due to menstrual leave.
  • emendation of menstrual leave.

Recently, Zomato announced a new paid period leave policy for its female employees. In 2017 one of the company which has its offices in more than five different cities in India, which has put up a menstrual leave policy which does not include in the individual of vacation and sick days. Before this, regarding the period leave for female employees, the state government of Bihar has introduced two extra days of casual leave per month for government women employees to take time off for the period since 1992. And not only this a menstruation benefit bill has been passed or tabled in Lok Sabha in March 2017. After that, a member of parliament representing Arunachal Pradesh has enkindled a discussion regarding the menstrual benefit policy for every working woman. Yet, after that further action is not taken yet. And also, a bill was passed in the parliament by Dr. Sashi Tharoor on women's sexual reproductive and menstrual rights in,2018. The bill has faced some criticism but can be taken as a move towards the betterment of stigmatized point of people regarding menstrual etc. The policy of menstruation leave is not only introduced by the private companies but also introduced by some of the governments. Now many of them question why a need for menstrual leave is there. Need of menstrual leave. Age-old taboo: the policy is going to be instrumental in the effort associating in nursing an age-old taboo in Asian countries by generating awareness and open discussions on the problem. Addressing the associated shame or stigma: the policy is intentioned at providing girls/women the liberty to inform peeps on internal teams or emails that they are on period leave. Spillover to the unorganized sector: increased debate and conversation on the issue at the national level could lead to recognition of menstrual leave in the unorganized sector. Reassertion of reproductive rights: the policy has the potential to make all women conscious of their reproductive rights irrespective of their direct effect of policy on them. The consequences due to which women are affected. Bias: many companies are discouraged from hiring women employees since additional costs are associated with extra paid leave. So, hiring bias may be there. Reinforcing the prevalent stereotyping: the policy risks reinforcing the stereotypes of labeling women as needing extra protection and extra time off. Effect on privacy: it makes women let go of their privacy when they are asked to inform their employers that are on their periods.

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 07 Apr 2021 10:37am IST


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