The menopause: what you need to know and how to manage the workplace challenges
Research shows that some women reduce their hours or do not apply for promotion because of the impact of the menopause. Others give up their jobs. With women over the age of 50 being the fastest growing group in the UK workforce this can have serious implications for employers especially during a recruitment crisis and skills shortage.
That’s not all. There has been an increase year on year in Employment Tribunal cases arising out of the menopause and that trend is likely to continue.
With a significant impact on working life and potential legal claims arising, it is important that employers understand the implications of the menopause on individuals as well as on the organisation.
- Consider the physical and psychological impact of the menopause. The impact can vary in severity but for some individuals, it seriously hinders their ability to do their job effectively.
- Discuss how menopause discrimination can arise, what protection is available under the Equality Act 2010 and consider what steps to take to reduce the risk of claims.
- Consider the challenging workplace issues raised by the menopause, address how employers can proactively tackle these and what initiatives can be introduced to support staff.
- Discuss their insights on the practical steps taken by Blake Morgan and the experiences of some of its clients in this area.
As well as discussion and insights from Rajiv, Paula and Liz, there will be time for you to ask questions (and we will always ensure your questions are dealt with on an anonymous basis).
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Rajiv is a partner in the Employment law team. He has experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Rajiv is a supervisor of Employment Tribunal work amongst other matters.
Paula is a partner in the Employment law team, advising key clients in both the public and private sectors including Welsh Government, further and higher education, health and social care, housing and the financial services sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.
HR & Development Director
Liz leads the HR team and is responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational HR. Liz’s background is in talent, learning and organisational development and she is an experienced coach. Liz sits on the firm’s Strategy Board, Central Operations Team, and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Thursday 17 February 2022
11am – 12.15pm