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Company plans to introduce period leave for female employees during menstrual cycle

By Mason White 4:59 AM March 4, 2016
Co-Exist company employees 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A company in the United Kingdom, has announced that it plans to introduce period leave for women during their menstrual cycles.

Co-Exist of Bristol, said in a statement that women will be allowed to take time off during their period and work overtime later to make up for the lost time.

The director of the company, Bex Baxter, said that she pushed for the new policy because she saw female employees writhing in pain during their periods, and they were unable to take off from work.

She called it unfair. Co-Exist employs 24 people, seven men and seventeen women.

Baxter said that the details of the period policy had not yet been publicized and the matter would be discussed later this month.

The company wrote that the purpose of the period policy is to create a positive approach to menstruation and the menstrual cycle that empowers women and men and supports the effectiveness and wellbeing of the company.