Urban Company Announces Unlimited Mental Health Leave Policy
Urban Company – India and the UAE’s largest tech-enabled home services company – has announced ‘Mental Health Leave Policy’ for its employees.
Under this initiative, employees will be allowed to take unlimited sick leaves in case they are suffering from any form of mental or physical illness, particularly if the patient has contracted COVID- 19.
Urban Company has partnered with mental wellness platform, iWill to address the psychological challenges faced by the employee. Any employee who wants to avail the service would have to register on iWill, and thereafter, would be connected with a leading psychologist. The company would bear the all the charges for the consultation.
Suhail Vadgaokar, Director HR of Urban Company said, “These are anxiety-prone and sensitive times. Mental Health is one aspect of human well-being about which people have very little understanding in not only identifying the symptoms but also in helping another person suffering from it. Mental health treatment and psychological consultations continue to be expensive.”
“Therefore, through such initiatives, Urban Company is not only trying to foster employee health and but also create an environment where people feel safe to talk about mental health issues,” he added