Johnson & Johnson India announces family benefits for same gender partners
Johnson & Johnson India on the occasion of International Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia (IDAHOTB), announced same-gender partner benefits mediclaim, as well as inclusion in other family benefits like holiday plan, relocation policy, refundable medical advance and adoption Leave.
Steps that further demonstrate how important gender equality and inclusion at workplace is to the organisation. Johnson & Johnson believes in an ecosystem that is fair and embraces diversity
“Diversity and inclusion is a reality of how we live and work at Johnson and Johnson India and is deeply rooted in the values instilled by our Credo. Open&Out, our global internal program that comes under the Employee Resource Group (ERG) has been making great efforts to promote equal access to opportunities for all our people in every corner of J&J. The inclusion of same gender partners in the Mediclaim and other policies will advance the culture of inclusion and create a better employee experience”, said Sarthak Ranade, Johnson & Johnson D&I Sponsor and Managing Director, Janssen India.
Emrana Sheikh, Head - Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson India stated “We believe in making inclusion real and are offering equal benefits for LGBTQ employees to include various family benefits including Mediclaim cover to same-gender partners. This comes at a time when such coverage is difficult for a standalone LGBTQ+ customer, it becomes much easier if the company takes the responsibility. Johnson & Johnson wants to provide a safe and welcoming work environment that supports every individual in feeling proud, integrated and equal.”
Last year, on IDAHOTB, Johnson & Johnson India reaffirmed its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community by creating Employee Resource Group Open&Out and also participated in the Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) Pride March.