Posted by Ros Connors

Listen: this condition affects millions

The menopause affects all women at some point in their lives. It is estimated that 3.5 million of the UK’s workforce are about to, or are already experiencing menopausal symptoms.

While not exclusively menopause-related, some symptoms experienced by menopausal (or pre-menopausal) women include loss of confidence, poor memory, and difficulty sleeping – all of which can impact negatively on work performance and productivity.

Principal Lawyer and Head of Employment at Slater and Gordon Jo Mackie, believes the menopause should be recognised as a protected characteristic in the workplace.

Ros spoke to Jo Mackie, principal lawyer and head of employment at Slater and Gordon.

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