Salesforce will no longer limit its gender affirmation coverage to U.S. employees.
The software giant announced Monday that all of its trans staff — not just those in the U.S. — were now eligible for $40,000 reimbursement for surgeries and other treatments related to gender affirmation, plus four weeks off to recover from such procedures. (The exception is Canada, where employees will be eligible for up to $50,000 CAD on top of what's covered in their provincial plan, the company told Protocol.)
"We want to do our part to remove as many barriers as possible to ensure our transgender and non-binary employees can get the care they need and live as their true, authentic selves," Salesforce's interim chief equality officer, Lori Castillo Martinez, wrote in a company blog post announcing the new Gender Inclusive Benefits.
Salesforce also offers its trans and nonbinary employees counseling and peer support services, up to $1,000 to cover the cost of updating their gender on government IDs and a $500 wardrobe reimbursement "for employees who are affirming their gender to help them look and feel their best."