• 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. It also revealed that one in four of these will experience severe debilitating symptoms during this time.

    Yet despite this, the report 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). The survey 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.

    Menopause matters: Menopause in the workplace webinar

    Our expert speakers 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

    • Employers’ current legal obligations
    • Relevant case law
    • 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

    Who should watch?

    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.

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    Play the video below to watch the full recording of the webinar.

    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.

    Webinar presentation slides

    Download Louise Brenlund’s presentation slides

    Download Mr Haitham Hamoda’s  presentation slides

    Delegate feedback

    ‘Excellent speakers and pace was just right.’

    ‘Haitham’s session was the best I have seen yet. Really informative and helpful. Thank you.’

    ‘An excellent session, looking forward to the follow-up.’

    ‘Very interesting and informative from both a work and personal perspective.’

    ‘Thank you so much for organising – I find your short, sharp sessions so helpful. And the speakers were both great on a VERY important topic!’

    Webinar speakers

    Louise Brenlund, Senior Associate – Employment

    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. She 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.

    Connect with Louise Brenlund on LinkedIn

    Mr Haitham Hamoda MD MRCOG, British Menopause Society

    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. He is actively involved in ongoing research projects both locally and nationally and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Mr Hamoda is author of the BMS consensus statement: Premature ovarian insufficiency, (reviewed April 2021). He is also 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. He 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.

    Menopause training from Brachers

    We would like to work with you and your business to provide legal guidance to help make your workplace a menopause-inclusive business. Our expert trainers can help your business create an open, fair and supportive environment for staff experiencing menopause.

    We can also ensure any policies and procedures are legally compliant, and help equip your managers to understand and know how to address these matters when they arise.

    Special offer

    The first 10 businesses that book and pay for this training will receive a free Menopause Policy, worth £300.

    Find out more today.

    This content is correct at time of publication

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