Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:27

Avanade offers gender transition leave and extends parental leave

Avanade Australia managing director Mac Ghani Avanade Australia managing director Mac Ghani

Microsoft specialist Avanade has granted its employees additional leave entitlements. An unspecified amount of gender transition leave is now available, and paid parental leave is available to employees regardless of gender.

In a statement, Avanade said it "is committed to supporting its LGBTQ+ employees and creating a safe, inclusive working environment where all employees can express their individuality at work without fear of discrimination."

The new gender transition leave applies when employees are undergoing relevant medical surgery, hormone replacement therapy, initial non-invasive transitioning, or other aspects of the process.

Avanade now provides 18 weeks paid parental leave for its Australian employees within the first two years of the birth or adoption of their children. This applies regardless of gender, and is intended to allow all employees the opportunity to share caring responsibilities while maintaining their careers.

Parental leave does not have to be taken in one lump. It can be taken flexibly to suit the family's needs.

"At Avanade, we truly believe in making our employees feel confident and cared for, and we want our leave policies to reflect that. By taking concrete action to create a more inclusive working environment, it speaks to the commitment we’re making to support our employees and drive real change within the industry – something we’re very proud of," said Avanade Australia managing director Mac Ghani.

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