GOG Provides Menstrual Leave For Its Employees

TECH NEWS – Polish game developer and publishing subsidiary CD Projekt, GOG, has taken another step towards equality in the workplace.


“Whenever period pains occur,”, GOG employees can take paid leave as needed. The company estimates that this will mean an extra day every quarter. This move is not just unique within the games industry. With this initiative, GOG has taken an exemplary action on the issue of equality in the workplace.

The initiative is spearheaded by Gabriela Siemienkowicz, GOG’s Culture and Communications Manager. She said the following about the new policy:

“Fosters inclusiveness by accepting that there are biological differences in the workplace… by giving such additional days off, we acknowledge these symptoms are real.”

“I can only hope that this policy will serve as a sign that GOG is an inclusive company that respects individual needs of its employees and that everyone can feel both safe and appreciated here.”

GOG’s parent company is CD Projekt, known for The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. Asked if this initiative will be extended to CD Projekt as a whole, PR Director Radek Grabowski said:

“GOG is spearheading this initiative, and we’re looking into it further for the whole CD Projekt.”

This kind of initiative is virtually unknown in the Western world. Currently, only Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Zambia offer similar opportunities for workers. GOG’s example can help to spread this forward-looking approach in the industry.

Source: PC Gamer

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