India is the largest hotel chain Taj Hotels, has announced plans to help the female staff by paying for fertility treatment.
The company said that it would repay “the costs for the expansion of the family” in the framework of its commitment to promote equal opportunities for women.
It has already paid for the maternity leave and creche facilities in all its hotels.
The company is looking to break “gender stereotypes” that force many women to stop working when they have children.
Taj Hotels has said that he was going to pay for “various medical procedures, including IVF treatments and freezing eggs, embryos and sperm, and artificial insemination.
At the same time, the company stated that it has implemented a new incentive program to give women a better chance of being promoted.
Dr PV Murthy, global head of human resources of the hotel chain of the parent company, the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), said: “We have been consistent in championing the cause of women.
“The extension of the sickness benefits and the women’s referral program is in line with our commitment to encourage women to various roles in the company.”
IHCL runs 144 hotels in 11 countries. His first hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, opened in 1903.