Michael Kerrigan: Why advice businesses need a menopause policy

Employee wellbeing and business sense

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Lawyer Michael Kerrigan explains why financial services firms should instigate a menopause policy

Women over 50 are now the fastest-growing demographic in the workforce. As a result, a significant proportion of employees will suffer from menopause symptoms.  While much progress has been made in terms of making menopause less of a taboo with celebrities such as Davinia McCall amongst others championing the issue and a government inquiry pushing it further up the HR agenda, research shows that many women affected by menopause still feel unsupported at work. Some are too afraid or embarrassed to speak up about their symptoms, instead continuing to suffer in silence. Others who do ask...

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