Spain May Approve Workplace Menstrual Leave For Three Days During Times Needed

May 12, 2022

Spain is trying to look out for women who experience severe menstrual pain during their cycles by offering up to three days from work each month. 

Currently menstrual leave is being offered in Zambia, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. There are a few companies who are already enacting this policy in the United States, reports The Telegraph.

A vote that’s apart of a bill reform for women’s health will be cast at the next scheduled cabinet meeting in one week.

If passed the bill would allow for schools to provide sanitary pads, a value-added-tax would be removed from the sales tax on sanitary products when purchasing in stores and 16 and 17-year-old girls would not to get approval from their parents or legal guardians.

Would you want to see more companies add the menstrual bill to their policy’s?