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Saraf Furniture to hire 250 professionals from the LGBTQ+ community

To form an expert committee to ensure equality in the workplace.

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New Delhi: In a bold move, which is perhaps a first for Corporate India, furniture brand Saraf Furniture is actually walking the talk when it comes to championing LGBTQ+ rights at the workplace. The solid wood furniture player announced that it will hire about 200-250 professionals from the LGBTQ+ community in the financial year 2021-22 to ensure 'Equality in the Workplace'.

The company said it is carving out a detailed plan to constitute an expert committee for the smooth execution of the entire process. Professionals from the LGBTQ+ community will be able to explore careers at the company in a diverse range of job profiles - interior designers, after-sales support, HR, chat support individuals, website developers, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), AutoCAD experts, digital marketing, supply chain managers, to name a few.

The company has also been running awareness and training-related programs on lifestyle diversity for their existing employees as well. A list of new policies including major ones like Gender Affirmation and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies are all set to be implemented. Furthermore, Saraf Furniture will also be constructing unisex washrooms.

"There is a famous idiom - Practice what you preach. And, I firmly believe in this. We can't afford to speak LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace if we fail to implement this in our workplace. Saraf Furniture has taken a firm decision to come forward and set an example for others to be followed by living up to its firm commitment towards the LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace in the true sense", says Saraf Furniture founder & CEO Raghunandan Saraf, on the policy decisions pertaining to LGBTQ+ equality at his organisation.

With the month of June globally recognised as Pride month, many brands today flaunt the community’s rainbow colours on their logos via their social media handles. However, on-ground measures are yet to keep pace with the number of brands championing the cause on Instagram. Hence brands like Saraf Furniture need to be lauded so that more corporates can also take a step forward in accomplishing increased inclusivity, diversity and equality in the workplace.

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