The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age as oestrogen levels decline. Research and studies have shown that menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on attendance and performance in the workplace. We provide a policy to our clients that sets out the guidelines for employees and managers on providing the right support to manage menopausal symptoms in the workplace. The policy is intended to raise awareness of the menopause and provide information and support for employees – both those who are directly affected and those indirectly affected, for example, partners, colleagues or line managers. At Atoll HR we believe awareness on this topic is fundamental and reducing the stigma attached to it is vital so that more people will talk openly about it and the menopause can begin to be normalised.
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