How long until this policy puts the company in the red?
UK company 'Coexist' is set to create a 'period policy' to allow women to take time off during their monthly cycle.
Daily Mail reports that the idea came from Company director Bex Baxter who employs 31 staff - seven of which are male.
“I have managed many female members of staff over the years and I have seen women at work who are bent over double because of the pain caused by their periods. Despite this, they feel they cannot go home because they do not class themselves as unwell. And this is unfair. At Coexist we are very understanding. If someone is in pain - no matter what kind - they are encouraged to go home,” the 40-year-old director said.
“For us, we wanted a policy in place which recognises and allows women to take time for their body's natural cycle without putting this under the label of illness,” she added.
Bex believes the change will result in a happier and more productive work environment.
Yea, about that 'gender pay gap' myth...