Shoppers Stop introduces menstrual leaves for women

Women form 29% of the workforce

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Shoppers Stop, the Indian fashion and beauty destination, has introduced a menstrual leave policy for its women employees, who make up 29 per cent of its workforce.

Most of the employees are customer care associates, personal shoppers, and beauty advisors who work long hours on the shop floor. This policy will allow these women to take 12 days of paid leaves under the menstrual leave policy, every year, in addition to the privileged and sick leaves.

Venugopal Nair, customer care associate, managing director & chief executive officer, Shoppers Stop, says the Company is aware of the long strenuous hours these women follow, “causing them fatigue and weariness when they are already uncomfortable on their period. We understand the discomfort women go through. This leave allows women to voluntarily take time off during their menstrual cycle.”

Shoppers Stop believes in promoting a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and wishes to break barriers and smash stigma. The firm believes that “these leaves are every woman’s right” and therefore, is “taking its step to support this agenda”.

Spread across 86 department stores in 46 cities, the Company also operates 11 premium home concept stores, two exclusive beauty stores in the name of SSBeauty, 130 specialty beauty stores of M.A.C, Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Smash box, Jo Malone and 24 airport doors, occupying an area of 4.5M sq. ft.

Shoppers Stop offers a unique shopping assistance service called ‘Personal Shopper’, which is revolutionising the way people shop, bringing more value, comfort, and convenience to customer experiences.

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