Swiggy now offers women delivery partners ‘no questions asked’ two-day period leaves


Team Udayavani, Oct 24, 2021, 12:29 PM IST

Swiggy has made a significant step forward after announcing the implementation of a monthly two-day time off policy for its female delivery partners during their periods. “Discomfort from being out and about on the road while menstruating is probably one of the most underreported reasons why many women don’t consider delivery to be a viable gig,” Swiggy’s Vice President of Operations Mihir Shah said in a blog post unveiling the unique effort.

To assist female delivery executives with menstruation-related issues, Shah explained that the company will provide a ‘no-questions-asked, two-day compensated monthly period time-off policy’ for all regular female delivery partners.

Women can take two days off every month as part of the policy, and those who do will be guaranteed a minimum wage. Swiggy hired its first female delivery executives in 2016, and with organisations all around the world growing and developing, this endeavour by the food delivery platform comes at an opportune moment when people are becoming more aware of these issues.

Swiggy’s competitor Zomato provided ten days of paid “period leave” every year for female and trans staff last year.

 

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