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Menopause in the Workplace – 1-Day training

April 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The purpose of this seminar is to ensure that all staff are treated/treating others with respect, understanding and tolerance and that they are not breaking any workplace policies or procedures, or UK laws.

Who is this Seminar for?

  • Managers, Supervisors or Team Leaders who are managing menopausal aged staff.
  • All levels of staff who are menopausal, or anyone working with menopausal staff.

Benefits to an organisation or individual

As women are increasingly working well into their 60s and 70s and the retirement age is rising, most are working through their menopause and beyond. Some women won’t need extra support. But others may struggle with symptoms and need extra help to continue performing at their best at work.

Menopause is covered under the Equality Act 2010. The first tribunal cases in relation to menopause have been won, including the first on disability. Others are on the radar and could be age, gender or even disability discrimination related.

While menopause is not a disability in itself – it is a phase in every woman’s life – menopause symptoms can give rise to a section 6 Equality Act disability provided the symptoms have a long-term and substantial adverse effect on normal day-to day-activities.

The costs of tribunals whether won or lost include the amount of time and stress in handling them, the financial costs of the case and support to prepare, and of course any monetary award if lost. There are the potential reputation costs too.

Topics covered:

  • Overview
  • Impact of the menopause on a workforce/worker
  • Supporting a worker through the menopause
  • How the employer and worker together can find solutions
  • Menopause and the law
  • Managing colleagues of a worker being supported through the menopause
  • Business reasons why an employer should handle the menopause sensitively
  • Avoiding a claim being made to an employment tribunal
  • Further information

By the end of the Seminar, delegates will be able to: 

  • Understand what the menopause is and how it can affect women’s lives
  • Outline why it is important to raise awareness of the menopause in the workplace
  • Identify ways to support women at work who go through the menopause
  • Ensure managers have the right knowledge and skills to talk about menopause
  • Ensure your organisation is “menopause friendly”
  • Draft a Menopause in the workplace policy

Details

Date:
April 18, 2023
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organiser

Daria Spencer
Phone
0333 3583480
Email
BID@haltonchamber.co.uk
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Venue

Widnes Masonic Hall
Kingsway
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7QH United Kingdom
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