Payment services company PayU is introducing new policies that aim to better support LGBTQ+ employees.
The Dutch company already has a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, but wants to do more to create a truly equitable workforce.
For starters, PayU stated that its internal operations are gender-neutral and supports workers across the gender spectrum.
But to further this inclusivity, PayU has included updates to its insurance policies that make accessing hormone therapy and gender affirmation surgery much easier.
The firm also reviewed its Equal Opportunity Employer Policy that prioritizes giving workers of the LGBTQ+ community and their partners access to equal opportunities.
PayU has also created a Global Diversity & Inclusion Council that helps ensure that all regions are abiding by these policies and that employees all over the world are being treated with fairness.
“At the heart of PayU are PayUneers. And at the core of being a PayUneer is being able to be ‘U’ at the workplace,” said Priya Cherian, chief people officer at PayU.
“Building a workplace where everyone is respected, has access to all opportunities and the processes that are equitable to all, irrespective of their orientation and personal choices, is what we are striving for. Essentially, we are not just welcoming and encouraging everyone to be their unique self but celebrating their uniqueness at PayU.”