Introducing a Menopause Policy - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 18 January 2022
Rachel Richardson
Tughans
Issues covered: Employee Handbook; Menopause Policy; Discrimination and Equality

“I am an HR Manager and have noted that there is no Menopause Policy within our Employee Handbook.  I want to introduce one and to make employees generally aware of menopause issues in the workplace. How do I handle it?”

Over the last year there has been an increased scrutiny placed by the media on menopause issues and also an increase in claims to the Employment Tribunal on the grounds of menopause, something which historically was considered a “taboo” subject.  As this is now changing and being more openly discussed, it is important to remind ourselves that it is usually the case that a person undergoes menopause around the age of 51, although symptoms can appear several years

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This article is correct at 18/01/2022
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Rachel Richardson
Tughans

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