Star Indiaâs focus on creating an inclusive culture where all individuals can bring their authentic selves to work reaches an important milestone this July as the company extends health insurance cover to the partners of LGBT+ employees. All existing employee benefits around Maternity and Paternity, IVF, Surrogacy and Adoption is applicable to the LGBT+ employees.Â
Amita Maheshwari, Head of Human Resources, APAC, DTCI, The Walt Disney Company, said, âAt Star, we believe that our people are happiest when they can bring their authentic self to work. Since our inception, diversity and inclusion have been our biggest strengths. It helps us build enduring characters, rich stories and imagine more possibilitiesâŠ We respect each individualâs diverse perspectives to foster a truly inclusive culture.â
Star was one of the first organizations to offer â6+6 monthsâ maternity leave program, 4 weeks of paternity leave, and a flexible leave policy that allows its employees to take as many days of paid leave as they need â recognizing the individualâs desire for flexibility.