February 24, 2022

Menopause in the Workplace: Liability Risks for Employers

London labor and employment attorneys Emma Vennesson and Elise Lanteri coauthored an article for HR Magazine that addresses how the treatment of women experiencing menopause in the workplace is coming under increased public scrutiny in the United Kingdom after being central to several employment tribunal cases and the subject of an inquiry by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee.

The article explains how menopause can be a disability for the purpose of the Equality Act 2010. The authors highlight that recent case law and the public’s growing awareness of menopause suggest that employers should educate themselves and their workforce about the impact menopausal symptoms may have on an employee’s conduct, performance and needs, and have systems in place to support menopausal employees.

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