Menopause

Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

Menopausal bus driver loses disability claim

A bus driver’s menopausal symptoms did not qualify as a disability, and her claims of unfair constructive dismissal and discrimination were rejected by the tribunal.

What you may have missed from day two of CIPD Ace 2023

The HR magazine team were in Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference (Ace) this week. Here’s are some insights from day two.

Employers have more menopause support than they realise

Employers may well have more support for menopause than they realise, according to Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for group risk protection.

Zurich introduces sense maps for inclusive offices

Insurance firm Zurich UK has created sensory maps for each of its sites showing levels of temperature, noise, smells and foot traffic around the workspace to help employees choose where to work...

Menopause ruled a disability in Direct Line tribunal

A former consultant at insurance company Direct Line was awarded £64,645 in damages after the firm failed to make reasonable adjustments for her menopausal symptoms.

Menopause Friendly Employer Awards 2023 winners announced

The Menopause Friendly Awards returned to the Royal Lancaster Hotel last night (14 September) to celebrate best practice among those committed to changing and improving the lived experience of...

Ill-health top reason UK women expect to leave work before retirement

Almost a third (29%) of UK women expect to leave work before state pension age, with 42% expecting this to be due to health or wellbeing, according to a new study from the British Standards...

Why menopause matters in the workplace

In 2016 we couldn’t find a menopause policy in the land. Today, thankfully, menopause in the workplace is being spoken about more openly, the taboo is well on its way to being broken and employers are...

Menopause and menstruation at work guidance launched

A new standard for businesses on menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace has been published by the UK’s national standards body, The British Standard Institution (BSI).

HR magazine partners with Menopause Friendly Employer Awards

HR magazine is proud to reinforce its commitment to employee wellbeing by partnering with the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards.

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