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    Companies must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for menopausal women, new guidance states

    Employers could face legal action if they fail to make “reasonable adjustments” for women who are experiencing menopause symptoms, under new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

    By Kerry Reals on 22 February 2024

    Rachel Suff

    Why we need to build supportive cultures around menstrual health at work

    Menstruation is a natural part of many employees’ lives, and it shouldn’t be a barrier to success or wellbeing.

    By Claire McCartney and Rachel Suff, CIPD on 12 December 2023

    Lauren Chiren

    Navigating the menopause maze: why employers must act

    The symptoms of the menopause can have a hugely detrimental impact on a worker’s performance and attendance, but measures such as allowing flexible working arrangements will go a long way to retaining and supporting the affected individuals.

    By Lauren Chiren, Women of a Certain Stage on 03 January 2024

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    Domestic abuse: why it IS your business

    As a survivor of domestic abuse, I know first-hand the importance of employers creating a workplace environment where employees feel able to disclose they are experiencing abuse – and offering suitable support and guidance.

    By Sharon Livermore, Domestic Abuse Education on 01 December 2023

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    Mentorship programme to help women ‘break down barriers’ into health and safety careers

    The women's safety group, SOWSHEA, has initiated a new career development programme to equip African young women with safety and leadership skills with the support of British Safety Council.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 September 2023

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    Health and safety: still a man’s world?

    More women are joining the health and safety industry. But is change happening fast enough?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 March 2023

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    Where is SHE?

    Almost half (47 per cent) of workers in the UK are female, so why are there comparatively few women working in health and safety? Belinda Liversedge attended Women in Health and Safety’s first panel event to find out.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 July 2018

    Deborah Garlick

    Why it’s important to be a menopause friendly employer

    Creating an environment at work where everyone feels comfortable talking about menopause can make it easier for employees struggling with the symptoms to seek help and support from their managers.

    By Deborah Garlick, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace on 28 February 2023

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    Let’s step up the talk and action on menopause and work

    A third of employers do not feel well equipped to support women going through the menopause, according to an Acas poll. This is by no means an isolated finding – a long tail of research reminds us that the menopause still sits low on the list of workplace priorities.

    By Simone Cheng, Acas on 01 February 2023

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    Employers must challenge stigma of menopause, says new report

    Just 30 per cent of women who took time off to deal with the menopause shared the real reason with their employer or line manager, a study by the Fawcett Society has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 May 2022