We’ve put this collection of information together for you to understand more about menopause in the workplace.
We’d like to see all organisations introduce menopause policies and practices to support menopausal women and help leaders have great conversations.
It’s important to do what’s right for your business, not everyone’s solution would be right for your organisation but these will help you see what others are doing.
Menopause at work
With special thanks to Nottinghamshire Police for sharing their menopause policy and guidance for managers:
You can download their Menopause Policy here (5 pages).
You can download their Managers’ Guide here (9 pages).
You can download their risk assessment document here (3 pages).
Best of the web, thanks to the team from the University of Leicester School of Business:
Faculty of Occupational Medicine: Health and work menopause focus
All these include context of menopause, research and what employers can do:
NUT: Working through the menopause
Unison: The menopause and work
TUC: Supporting working women through the menopause
Other useful documents:
Business in the Community (4 pages) ‘Women, Menopause and the Workplace’
Healthtalk.org ‘Menopause: work’ – links to videos of women describing their menopause experience at work
North Lincolnshire Council (2013) ‘Guidance on Meeting Specific Needs and Making Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace’ Broader guide which includes menopause.
Specifically understanding employment law, policies and practices for menopause at work.