Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Rica Bhattacharyya, ET Bureau
Leading e-commerce company Snapdeal announced that new mothers working with the company will have an option to work from home for six months, in addition to six months of the existing maternity leave.
“We all are acutely aware that childcare is not easy and many times women leave the workforce because they cannot find flexible arrangements to balance home and work,” Snapdeal spokesperson said in a press release. “And now that offices are reopening everywhere, we also heard from new mothers that while they are looking forward to being back at work, they have apprehensions about putting their infant’s health at risk. Taking all these into consideration, we have decided to enable this opportunity for new mothers to be at home with their babies for a longer period of time,” the spokesperson said.
In addition to maternity leaves, Snapdeal also has other benefits for new parents including two weeks of paternity leave and twelve weeks of adoption leave as part of its “Parenting Partners Program.”