TATA Steel has taken a big leap for its employees’ sake as it has introduced a new human resource policy that enables its employees from the LGBTQ+ community to declare their partners and avail all HR benefits permissible under the law. The steel maker has taken this initiative to provide equal opportunity to the employees and also create an enabling workforce for all diverse groups, alongside respecting and embracing the differences in the individuals.
TATA Steel said in a statement, “Partners mean people of same-sex living like a married couple”.
Under the latest expanded diversity and inclusion (D&I) policy, Tata Steel employees and their partners will be able to avail a host of benefits including health check-up, medical facilities, adoption leave, new-born parent and child care leave, and inclusion in employee assistance programme (EAP).
Further, employees will also get financial assistance for gender reassignment surgery and 30 days special leave for the same, the steel maker said. They will also be eligible for Tata Executive Holiday Plan (TEHP), honeymoon package and domestic travel coverage for new employees.
The company said in a statement, “The company’s vision is to be a world-class equal opportunity employer where everyone is respected and every voice is heard. It is a constant endeavour of the company to create an enabling workplace for all diverse groups, respecting and embracing the differences in the individuals”.