Currys, the UK’s largest electrical retailer, has introduced 6 weeks’ paid gender reassignment leave for its employees. This is in addition to their usual annual leave entitlement. The leave can be used flexibly, to cover time off for medical appointments, surgery, or recovery.
The move was announced by Currys CEO Alex Baldock in a blog post on the company’s website. He said that the company wanted to “create a more inclusive and supportive workplace for all of our colleagues.”
“We know that gender reassignment can be a complex and challenging process,” Baldock wrote. “We want to make sure that our colleagues have the time and support they need to go through this process in the best possible way.”
The introduction of gender reassignment leave is a positive step for Currys and for the wider workplace. It sends a clear message that the company is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all of its employees.
Here are some of the benefits of gender reassignment leave:
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