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Jun 18, 2019

This episode to about What to Expect when you're not Expecting to enlighten people about the symptoms of perimenopause, became an eye-opener about the retention of women in senior roles in the workplace.

With 4.3 million women in the UK over the age of 51 in the workplace, corporate UK has recognized that should they neglect the health and well-being of this demographic, they will lose valuable talent who are at the top of their game.

According to my guest Sally Leech, Founder of UK-based The Menopause Club, it’s increasingly common for menopause to be on the HR agenda. Policies and guidelines are developed for organizations and implemented to help support women in the workplace during this normal life-stage, while providing tools for both them and their managers.

In a case brought forward to a Tribunal for wrongful dismissal and direct sex discrimination, the Tribunal upheld the employee's claims stating "that the manager would never have adopted 'this bizarre and irrational approach' with other non-female-related conditions." The manager's defence?: “His wife didn’t experience any of those symptoms.”

25% of women in the UK consider leaving work because of Menopause. What might that number be where you live?

Learn more at The Menopause Club

Music and editing by Dave at Heavy Reverb