International beverage firm Diageo India has revealed it will introduce a family leave policy in its continued commitment of building a diverse and inclusive workplace
The Family Leave Policy offers all eligible employees a 26-week parental leave, comprising all benefits and bonuses, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.
Effective from July 2021, the policy is applicable to all new parents and can be taken by new fathers anytime within 12 months of the birth or adoption of the child, thereby allowing the mother to better manage her career as well as other priorities. Through this comprehensive and flexible policy, Diageo India intends to challenge conventional norms associated with motherhood, such as the primary caregiver.
Every employee is encouraged to equally focus on the joy of raising a new family; while continuing to thrive at work, ensuring that they can spend quality time and bond with their child.
The company, which manufactures, sells, and distributes a whole host of well-known brands, such as Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff, also allows up to ten weeks of leave in the event of a miscarriage.