EventsEVENTS - Employment & HR - Posted: August 16 2021
Menopause matters: Menopause in the workplace
Tuesday 5 October 2021
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Menopause is a natural part of the aging process and will affect all women at some stage in their lives.
A recent report from the independent Nuffield Health group confirmed that approximately 13 million women in the UK are either peri- or post-menopausal, and that one in four of these will experience severe debilitating symptoms during this time.
Yet despite this, the report also acknowledged that women in the UK currently get little support, advice or treatment for hormonal changes and symptoms relating to the menopause.
A similar position was confirmed in a 2019 survey, conducted by BUPA and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), which indicated that almost 900,000 women in the UK left their jobs over an undefined period of time because of menopausal symptoms.
This evidence highlights that it is time for employers to help stop this trend, raise awareness and provide better support around the menopause.
About the webinar
Our expert speakers will provide legal and medical guidance, debunk common myths around the menopause and offer practical support for employers. Alongside Brachers employment law expert Louise Brenlund, we are delighted to welcome our special guest speaker Mr Haitham Hamoda, Chairman of the British Menopause Society, to present the session.
Webinar content – an overview
- Employers’ current legal obligations
- How employers’ legal obligations around the menopause are potentially changing
- Guidance on raising menopause awareness and nurturing a positive culture in the workplace
- Background on menopause
- The role of HRT
- Menopause challenges in the workplace
If time allows, there will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
Who should attend?
Those in senior roles within their organisation, including business owners, CEOs, managing directors, heads of departments, HR directors and managers, and line managers.
The webinar will also be of particular value to those working within culture and change and/or with a remit around equality, diversity and inclusion, and health and wellbeing.
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mr Haitham Hamoda is Chairman of the British Menopause Society and a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery. He is also the clinical lead for the Menopause Service at King’s College Hospital.
Mr Hamoda has published widely in his specialised field and is actively involved in ongoing research projects both locally and nationally and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is author of the BMS consensus statement: Premature ovarian insufficiency, (reviewed April 2021). He is co-author of the BMS & WHC’s 2020 recommendations on hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women, (reviewed March 2021).
Mr Hamoda is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was awarded a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Aberdeen.
He obtained his accreditation as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Louise Brenlund is an employment law specialist. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Brachers in 2010.
She advises on all aspects of employment law, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high-value employee claims work.
Louise has worked with specialist sectors including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare and regularly provides external training.
Her work involves a variety of employment law cases including defending employment tribunal claims from one to multi-day actions as well as multi-party cases to breach of TUPE.
Our webinar supporter is Diversity HR, one of the leading independent specialist recruitment agencies for HR jobs in East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
With an outstanding reputation for HR recruitment, placing high calibre candidates within human resources jobs, they specialise in recruiting for permanent, temporary, part-time, full time and interim HR, training and learning and development roles.
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Simply click on the link in the email to join the webinar on 5 October 2021.
Disclaimer: The content of the webinar ‘Menopause matters: Menopause in the workplace’ is for guidance purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information correct at time of recording on 5 October 2021.
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