Why employers should support females facing menopause

'No room for squeamishness in the 21st century'

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Most women experience the menopause, yet it remains a taboo subject in many workplaces and not enough companies offer women the support they need, writes HR expert Jo Stubbs

For most women the menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and lasts between four and eight years. The symptoms are varied, but can include hot flushes, an inability to sleep, reduced concentration and depression - all of which can affect performance at work. A survey of women over the age of 45 by digital healthcare company Forth With Life[i] found that 90% said their workplace did not offer any support for those experiencing the menopause. Of those that did, only a tiny percentage had a policy in place specifically focusing on the issue. The survey also highlighted that 63% of w...

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