Last year, an independent report commissioned by the government put forward a range of measures to improve support for menopausal employees at work. They included appointing a Menopause Ambassador to publish a report every six months on the progress made to support those going through the menopause – a recommendation that the government has accepted (although it’s being called a ‘Menopause Employment Champion’).
However, the government has rejected the other proposals, which would have gone much further. It has declined to produce model menopause policies to help employers and employees, declined to introduce a pilot on ‘menopause leave’, and declined to amend the Equality Act 2010 to introduce a new protected characteristic of menopause, including a duty to make reasonable adjustments for menopausal employees.
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