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What can you do to help workers going through the menopause?

September 15, 2023
Employment Law

As businesses consider how best to support those employees experiencing the symptoms of the menopause, it's well worth looking at some recent research into which measures are most effective.

What do the numbers say?

Motionspot is a company that specialises in designing accessible buildings. They recently partnered with the Women in Work Summit to commission a survey of 2000 workers. The survey was designed to identify the most helpful steps employers could take to assist those experiencing symptoms of the menopause, as well as menstruation.

The results of the survey suggest that the most common building features that employees would like to see are:

  • A place to lie down (78%)
  • A hot bath or shower (66%)
  • A dark or dimly lit space (60%)

In some cases, accommodating these sorts of requests might be difficult. However, other workplace characteristics that would encourage employees to work more regularly in the office included (i) fresh air (37%), (ii) comfortable desk seating (30%) and (iii) natural light (28%). Could these features be more easily emphasised or increased?

Want to know more?

If you would like to read more about this interesting survey, click here.

If you would like to discuss any particular challenges facing you and your business and which touch upon issues relating to the menopause and/or menstruation, please get in touch.

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