Sara Wilson writes for Raconteur on menopause rights
The government may have rejected the idea of trialling menopause leave, but there’s still plenty that firms can do to support employees who may be struggling with the symptoms.
Managers should be given appropriate awareness training so that they can recognise that the menopause could be a factor when investigating problems such as a decline in performance and an increase in absences.
Reasonable adjustments might help menopausal employees, such as providing them with desk fans, allowing them to work from home and staggering their start times if the symptoms are particularly bad. Employers should also review their absence policies to verify that these are fair to menopausal workers.
Sara Wilson, Legal Director, writes for Raconteur on managing the menopause at work.
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