Zomato offers job, monetary help to deceased delivery executive's family
Days after Zomato’s food delivery executive passed away in a road accident, the company announced offering a job to a family member along with monetary support of Rs 10 lakh.
This definitely sets a milestone example for the companies working with the gig workforce. Gig workers have recently been very vocal about their social securities and compensation and benefits.
In a statement issued to the press, the company said, “We are deeply grieved by the death of Salil Tripathi [Zomato Delivery Partner] who died after being allegedly hit by a police constable in a road accident in Rohini on Saturday night.”
In the statement, Zomato Founder Deepinder Goyal wrote, “extending all possible support to help the family get through this.”
Amid the increasing dependence on the gig workforce, actions like that of Zomato gives a sense of security to the employees which in turn enhances the company’s image in the job market