An Underperforming Employee Currently Going Through the Menopause: How Do I Handle it?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 25 October 2023
Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP
Issues covered: Menopause, Discrimination, Policies and Procedures

Tughans LLP on employment law and difficult workplace scenarios.

For October 2023, we have asked the employment team at Tughans LLP to provide practical answers to unusual, sensitive or complex work-related queries. We call this feature “How do I handle it?”

The articles are aimed at HR professionals and other managers who may need to deal, from time to time, with the less commonplace disputes at work; issues that may, if handled incorrectly, lead to claims of discrimination, constructive dismissal or some other serious difficulty.

This month’s problem is:

“We have an underperforming employee and despite addressing the issue informally, her performance hasn’t improved. The next step in our

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This article is correct at 25/10/2023

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP

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