Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing part of the workforce, and many will go through the menopause during their working lives.
It’s important for employers to support people going through the menopause so they are able, not only to stay in work, but to reach their full potential.
Guidance is available for both individuals and employers to help conversations in the workplace, and to create an inclusive environment where employees and managers feel confident to discuss any practical adjustments that may be needed.
You can find further information from the following organisations:
- NHS: Menopause overview (external website)
- CIPD: Let’s talk menopause | CIPD Guidance (external website)
- Business in the Community: Menopause in the Workplace – Business in the Community (external website)
- Aviva: A guide to the menopause (external website)
- ACAS: Menopause at work (external website)
- Menopause and Employment report (external website)
Helen Tomlinson has recently been appointed by the government as a Menopause Employment Champion to increase awareness of issues surrounding the menopause and work, and to encourage employers to help women stay in work and progress.