Strap: Under the new inclusive policy all employees can list their partners for mediclaim benefits irrespective of gender, sex or marital status.
Copy: Private sector bank, Axis Bank on September 6 had announced a charter of policies for their employees and customers from the LGBTQIA+ community.
The bank in a statement said that under this policy all employees can list their partners for mediclaim benefits irrespective of gender, sex or marital status. The bank has also put in place a human rights policy which offers redressal to challenges faced by employees from this community.
The bank in a statement said, “We recognize that employees could have a gender or gender expression that’s different from their sex assigned at birth. They can choose to dress in accordance with their gender/ gender expression.”
Employees will be able to choose to use the restroom of their choice in accordance with their gender expression or identity. Axis Bank customers can further open a joint savings bank account or a term with their same sex partner. Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director, Yes Bank said in a statement, “At Axis, we have put our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion that respects and recognizes the importance of distinctive life journeys and several identities that extend beyond the paradigms of gender.”
This for us is as much about the invisible markers as it is about the visible ones. It is our belief that it fosters a culture of innovation and leverages the multiple talent pools that exist in a rich demography like ours, Dahiya added.