We need to break the stigma around menopause at work and create a working environment where employees and managers feel confident to discuss any practical adjustments that may be needed in order to support women facing menopausal challenges.
Menopausal women are the fastest-growing demographic in the workforce, so it’s important now more than ever to be able to speak openly about menopause at work.
In a survey of 1,000 adults in the UK, the British Menopause Society found that 45% of women felt that menopausal symptoms had a negative impact on their work and 47% who needed to take a day off work due to menopause symptoms say they wouldn’t tell their employer the real reason.
There are lots of resources available that can help you understand more about menopause and the support women experiencing menopausal symptoms in your workplace may need. There are solutions available to help women continue to work comfortably during menopause.