- Pet leave is now a reality for employees at Harper Collins India
- New pet parents are entitled to a weeks' worth of leave
- It is probably the first company in India to do so
Well, there’s one company that’s doing exactly that. Harper Collins Publishers India has introduced “pawternity leave” for its employees who have adopted pets. Employees are entitled to a weeks’ leave. Besides this, pet parents can also bring their pets to work.
This is probably the first Indian company to do so.
“At HarperCollins we want the very best of work-life balance for our colleagues, and that includes being mindful about their family needs," Ananth Padmanabhan, Chief Executive Officer of HCI, told HuffPost India. "Pet children need as much attention [as human children], if not more. We don't want colleagues to worry about the number of leaves they have before deciding to start a family."
The idea behind this initiative was to introduce a bond between pets and their parents, just like one would expect a bond between a newborn and its parents.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:57 PM IST