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Tata Steel asks LGBTQ+ employees to declare partners, avail HR benefits

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  • Tata Steel said the decision is in line with their vision to provide equal opportunities to all employees.

Source | | Press Trust of India 

Tata Steel on Monday said 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.

With its vision to provide equal opportunity to the employees, it has been an endeavour of the company to create an enabling workforce for all diverse groups, respecting and embracing the differences in the individuals, the steel maker said in a statement.

“Partners mean people of same-sex living like a married couple,” it said.

LGBTQ+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and related communities. Under the 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).

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, it said.

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