India’s hotel chain giants, Taj Hotels, has announced plans to help female staff by paying for fertility treatment.
The firm said it would repay “expenses for family extension” as a major aspect of its sense of duty regarding the promotion of equal opportunities for women.
It as of now has paid maternity leave and creche offices in every one of its hotels.
The company is trying to break “gender stereotypes” that force numerous ladies to stop work when they have kids.
Taj Hotels said it would pay for “various medical procedures”, including IVF treatments and the freezing of eggs, embryos and sperm, as well as artificial insemination.
In the meantime, the firm said it was setting up another incentive programme to give ladies a better possibility of being promoted.
Dr. PV Murthy, worldwide head of HR at the hotel chain’s parent firm, the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), stated: “We have been consistent in championing the cause for women.
“The extension of medical benefits and the women referral programme is in line with our commitment to encourage women for diverse roles in the company.”
IHCL runs 144 hotels in 11 nations. Its first hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, opened in 1903.