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.
- Considered 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.
- Discussed how menopause discrimination can arise, what protection is available under the Equality Act 2010 and considered what steps to take to reduce the risk of claims.
- Considered the challenging workplace issues raised by the menopause, addressed how employers can proactively tackle these and what initiatives can be introduced to support staff.
- Discussed their insights on the practical steps taken by Blake Morgan and the experiences of some of its clients in this area.
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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.
As discussed in the webinar please click on the links below to view a selection of sources of support:
- The Law Society have a range of resources available on their website.
- Over the Bloody Moon – run weekly online Masterclasses with strategies from leading menopause specialists on menopause management along with Partner Support classes
- Menopause café – this is an initiative which travels around the country and allows women who attend to discuss the menopause with others going through it. A list of their events is on their website.
- Women’s Health Concern
- Menopause Support
- Menopause meet-ups
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. These explain how your GP will determine what types of treatments and interventions they can offer you.
- Menopause information from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
- Henpicked. This site provides information on managing menopause, and an insight into women’s stories.
- Menopause Matters UK
- The Surmeno Connection – surgical menopause information
- House of commons inquiry
- The Menopause Charity – Dr Louise Newsome
Thursday 17 February 2022
11am – 12.15pm