It is finally being talked about. The menopause has always been a part of women’s lives, yet it is only recently that a natural part of the ageing process for half the world’s population has begun to be properly discussed in the workplace.
I have spent a decade advising schools on legal and HR issues and when I look back at how many questions I have dealt with on menopause, all of them have been within the last three years.
The pandemic and the current cost-of-living crisis has raised awareness of the personal pressures many of our colleagues face and this has helped to propel the menopause from the shadows – and not before time.
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