Pfizer India has announced a 12-week paternity leave policy for its employees as part of its diversity & inclusion initiatives. The new leave policy is applicable from 1st January 2023 and can be availed by biological and adoptive fathers.
The paternity leave policy offers birthing and non-birthing fathers the flexibility to avail of leave over a period of two years. The minimum number of leaves that can be availed in a single tranche is two weeks and the maximum is six weeks. In case of any complexity, the employee will be allowed to take additional leaves under Pfizer’s leave policies, including casual leave, elective holidays, and wellness days.
Sharing her views on the new paternity policy, Shilpi Singh, Director People Experience, Pfizer India said, “The 12-week paternity leave policy will most certainly enable our male colleagues and their partners to cherish the experience and joyful moments of parenthood.”
Some other employee benefits offered by the company are Telemedicine with access to doctors across 30+ therapeutic specialities, EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that offers global wellness and mental health support, medical plan, and infertility treatment up to maximum of maternity coverage to create a safe and inclusive workplace for its employees.