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When first discovered by axiosthe Poland-based company announced on LinkedIn on April 1st that it would begin offering additional paid time off to all affected employees. This was announced by a GOG spokesman axios They estimate that this translates into an extra day per quarter for employees who take time off. But also told the outlet that employees are free to give themselves more time “if period pains arise.” Employees can also choose to take just a few hours of vacation time instead of full days.
“Menstrual leave promotes inclusion by accepting that there are biological differences in the workplace,” GOG wrote in the LinkedIn post announcing the new plan. “By giving extra days off to those who suffer from menstrual pain, we recognize that these symptoms are real.”
The introduction of menstrual leave is another step towards making GOG an even more inclusive place to work, and we will not stop in our ongoing effort to learn, reflect and improve on how we can make it better for all of our team members.
Gabriela Siemienkowicz, culture and communication manager at GOG axios that the new policy is “experimental” and that over the course of 2022 the company would assess how these extra days off would “impact on the well-being” of GOG employees. After that, the storefront could “expand the policy” over the next year, although there are no details on what that might include.
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Siemienkowicz also told the story axios that the policy was inspired by her own experiences and that she raised the issue during a Women of GOG meeting and found that other employees had similar stories and experiences.
“We share the same view on this matter,” Siemienkowicz said. “And would appreciate the ability to just lay down and take most of the day off without sacrificing any of the regular paid days off that we have available throughout the year.”
GOG’s parent company, CD Projekt Red, told PC gamer that it will continue to strive for a similar policy in the future.