Over half of employers now offer menopause support: Aviva

More work needed to remove stigma

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 3 min read

Over half (53%) of employers now offer menopause support for employees, with over two thirds (69%) of employers extending this support to family members, according to research from Aviva.

The insurer surveyed 1,009 full-time or part-time employees in the private or charity sector, and 200 private sector employers. Under half (44%) of employers surveyed noted they have actively supported a colleague with the menopause, with 89% stating they felt they had done well. Eight in 10 (81%) employers thought they would do well at supporting employees with menopause in the workplace and three quarters (74%) felt equipped to support employees with menopause symptoms. Overall, nearly three quarters (72%) of employees sought help for menopause symptoms but only 6% sought help th...

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