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Menopause and your Workforce: Breaking the Silence


The White Chapel Building

10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS

London, GB, E1 8QS

Who should attend:

 This seminar is aimed at HR professionals and managers who want to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of the menopause on their employees and how best to support menopause sufferers in the workplace. It may also be relevant for those involved in occupational health services.

Why attend:

The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women. It usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. Around 30-60% of women experience some form of physical and/ or psychological symptoms.* By 2016 about 70% of women were employed in the UK and the number of women aged over 50 is increasing. This issue therefore affects a significant percentage of our workforce in the UK. There are sound business reasons to consider this group of female workers. *Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

For many, menopause includes hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. Many women feel embarrassed by their symptoms and are reluctant to discuss  what they are experiencing and the impact on their working life with their employer. In some cases, women are choosing to leave their job rather than discuss the impact of menopause symptoms on their work and career plans.

We believe that there is a compelling case for employers to help break the silence of menopause in the workplace. Research tells us that menopause is just not a topic many women or employers give much thought to unless and until they are personally dealing with symptoms. We aim to help raise awareness in employers so that they can think about the right support for their own workplace, breaking the silence so this is part of normal workplace conversations.

 The seminar will:

  • Provide a general overview of the menopause, what it is and the impact it can have on women’s working lives

  • Highlight the support and advice available for individuals outside of work

  • Explain the employer’s legal responsibilities under health and safety and equality legislation and the implications of recent case law.

  • Explore what practical steps employers can take to create a supportive work environment for women going through the menopausal transition

This round table event will also provide opportunities for discussion on the roles and responsibilities of employees, HR and line managers through a case study exercise.




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