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This New Year, Kolkata company introduces period leave as a gift to its women employees

Starting from January 2019, all the women employees of FlyMyBiz will have twelve holidays as their period leaves in addition to their other holidays, said its founder-CEO Samya Datta.

Brinda Karat makes a case for legal backing of menstrual leave

"Menstrual patterns differ, so it should be left to the employee," Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat said. "The employer should be legally bound to give menstrual leave over and above the leave rights of all employees," she added.


Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo?

Japan was the first country to allow 'seirikyuuka' (meaning 'physiological leave') in the year 1947, which grants leave to female workers who "suffered heavily" with period pains or performed work deemed "injurious" to their health during menstruation.

Now, Kerala's Mathrubhumi News offers menstrual leave

Mathrubhuni News is the television arm of Kerala's Mathrubhumi Group of media companies headquartered in Kozhikode.