Tata Steel Introduces a Slew of Leaves For Women, LGBTQIA+ Employees 

Tata Steel Introduces a Slew of Leaves For Women, LGBTQIA+ Employees 


Tata Steel Mining Limited has announced many new leaves to improve employee experience and work-life balance for its employees across its offices and operating locations. The latest additions to leaves include leaves for maternity & surrogacy, child care, new-born parent, adoption (which include single male & transgenders), and menstrual.


The new maternity policy offers women employees paid leave for 26 weeks during pregnancy and post-delivery. The surrogacy leave offers paid leave for 12 weeks to the mother. Besides these, the new mothers will also enjoy four 30 minutes-each-breaks during a day for ‘Nursing Break’ till the child attains the age of fifteen months. The female workers will also be offered 7 days leave additionally per annum as ‘Child Care Leave’ till their child gets to the age of five. The Menstrual leave of 1 day each month has been introduced to be availed without pre-approval.


The leave for ‘New Born Parent’ allows the employees (eligible male employee, transgender, or one partner of gay/lesbian couple) to take leave for seven working days. Eligible female employees, transgender or anyone in case of same-sex partners, can also use the ‘Adoption Leave’ for a maximum of 12 weeks when adopting a child of five years of age and below.


Speaking about the new set of policies, M C Thomas, Managing Director, Tata Steel Mining, said; “These new policies were formulated to make Tata Steel Mining an exciting place to work for all employees. This transition will not only bring in collaboration and cultural assimilation across geographies & functions, but will also increase employee experience and enhance work-life balance. In alignment with Tata Steel’s philosophy, we stand committed to provide equal opportunity to all workgroups including women, Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ+ employees, while acknowledging and embracing the diverse capabilities each individual brings.”


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