Menopause should be a protected characteristic and employers should have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for menopausal employees to stem the ‘steady haemorrhage of talented women from our workforce’, according to a group of MPs.
New research published by Ipsos suggests that more than half of UK adults would support the introduction of legislation giving employees the right to ignore work-related communications outside of their official working/on-call hours.
A joint report from two United Nations (UN) agencies includes measures that employers should put in place, including providing effective OSH support, so that workers’ health is adequately protected while they undertake teleworking.
Businesses that are considering removing a hybrid working option and bringing workers back to the office full time risk losing more than half of their staff, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Microsoft UK.
Mental ill health in the workplace is a risk like any other, says Tim Marsh CFIOSH, who encourages organisations to address the psychological health of employees proactively, objectively and practically.
A growing number of women in their 40s and 50s are leaving the workplace because they are struggling with menopausal symptoms, often in silence. Employers and health professionals must offer better support and education, enabling all women to flourish in their careers.