IT services and business process outsourcing provider Tech Mahindra announced that it will give same-sex couples 12 weeks of paid adoption leave as part of its goal to create an inclusive workplace. Three-day bereavement leave will also be given to same-sex partners.
Tech Mahindra said the new policies aim to expand the company’s diversity and inclusion policy, particularly to those from the LGBTQ+ community, new parents, cancer patients, and survivors. It added that its “work from home” policy would allow new parents of all genders to spend quality time with their newborns and family in the first year of parenthood, while its yet-to-be-created support groups target employees such as new parents, cancer patients/survivors, and fitness and lifestyle.
According to Harshvendra Soin, Tech Mahindra chief people officer, Tech Mahindra looks forward to its transformational journey of empowering its associates by keeping their needs a priority.