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Accenture to give twenty two weeks of adoption and surrogacy leave

December 19, 2016

The benefits will also include one month of additional paid maternity leave to cover for illness. MUMBAI: Accenture has increased the adoption leave its staff can take to 22 weeks from the current eight and added surrogacy leave, also of 22 weeks, as a new category, making the company one of the first in India to equate surrogacy and adoption leaves to maternity leave practices. The new policy means all types new mothers will now be treated equal. Effective immediately, all new mothers (full-time and part-time) will receive five months (22 weeks) of paid leave, which is significantly more than the current statutory requirement of three months. The benefits will also include one month of additional paid maternity leave to cover for illness, if any, and three months of unpaid leave to cater to the demands of the new member in the family. They will also gain access to a variety of resources, such as discounted childcare services, interactive parenting workshops, employee...

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