Zomato rolls out 26 weeks paternity leave
Posted On : Thursday, June 6, 2019, 3:26 PM
Food aggregator Zomato has set a new benchmark for paternity leave in India. It has announced 26 weeks paid leave for new fathers. "There won’t be even an iota of difference in parental leave policy for men and women at Zomato going forward," Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal said in a blog on Monday. Citing a lack of universal paid paternal leave as the core issue that leads to fewer women leaders in organisations, the community, and the nation, Goyal said this resulted in a pressing lack of diversity across all levels of the organisation and needs to be solved proactively. This policy also applies to cases of surrogacy, adoption, and same-sex partners. The new parents will also be given an endowment of $1000, per child.