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Star India extends partner health insurance cover, parental leave benefits to LGBT+ employees

The new Star India policy kicked in on July 1

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MUMBAI: Celebrating diversity and inclusion is at the core of Star India’s vision, mission and values. The company’s on-going focus on creating a truly inclusive culture where all individuals can bring their authentic selves to work reaches an important milestone this July.

Effective July 1, Star India will extend health insurance cover to the partners of LGBT+ employees. All existing employee benefits around Maternity and Paternity, IVF, Surrogacy and Adoption is applicable to the LGBT+ employees. 

Amita Maheshwari, Head of Human Resources, APAC, DTCI, The Walt Disney Company, said, “At Star, we believe that our people are happiest when they can bring their authentic self to work. Since our inception, diversity and inclusion have been our biggest strengths. It helps us build enduring characters, rich stories and imagine more possibilities… We respect each individual’s diverse perspectives to foster a truly inclusive culture.”

Star India has always been progressively cutting-edge and ahead of the curve on its employee benefits. Star was one of the first organizations to offer ‘6+6 months’ maternity leave program, 4 weeks of paternity leave, and a flexible leave policy that allows its employees to take as many days of paid leave as they need – recognizing the individual’s desire for flexibility.

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