Star India celebrates Pride; extends partner health insurance cover, other benefits to LGBT+ employees

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Celebrating diversity and inclusion, Star India has announced that effective July 1, it has been extending health insurance cover to the partners of its LGBT+ employees. All existing employee benefits around Maternity and Paternity, IVF, Surrogacy and Adoption are applicable to the LGBT+ employees.

Image Amita Maheshwari President & HD HR - Star IndiaAmita Maheshwari, Head of Human Resources, APAC, DTCI, The Walt Disney Company, said, “At 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 possibilities… We respect each individual’s diverse perspectives to foster a truly inclusive culture,” Maheshwari said.

Star India has always been progressively cutting-edge and ahead of the curve on its employee benefits, and was one of the first organizations to offer ‘6+6 months’ 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 – recognizing the individual’s desire for flexibility.

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