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Diageo India announces enhanced wellness policy for employees

Source | | PTI

Global spirits major Diageo on Tuesday announced an enhanced wellness policy for its employees in India that covers all staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, including LGBT.

Diageo India said the policy, effective July 2020, will provide equal medical and leave benefits to same sex and live-in partners as part of its commitment to promote an inclusive and diverse working environment.

“With the enhanced policy we are revising and expanding the definition of ‘family’ to include ‘same sex’ and ‘live-in’ partners,” the company said in a statement.

Moreover, the policy will provide medical coverage for gender confirmation procedures. Similarly, surrogacy and fertility treatment medical benefits will be made available for all employees, it added.

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