Menopause workplace pledge signed by over 600 employers


More than 600 employers have signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge, which is part of a campaign by Wellbeing of Women.


In signing the pledge, employers recognise that the menopause can be a workplace issue for which employees need support. Signatories commit to open, positive and respectful workplace dialogue about the menopause and to taking active steps to support employees affected by the menopause and informing them of the support offered.


Active measures have already been undertaken by some signatories: the Royal Mail has run an internal campaign to normalise conversations about the menopause and Tesco plans to incorporate a breathable fabric into its uniform to help with hot flushes.

A survey last week revealed almost three-quarters of employers (72%) do not have a menopause policy and that only 16% of employers train line-managers on the menopause.

Sources: More than 600 employers pledge to better support menopausal staff, peoplemanagement.co.uk, 6 April 2022.


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