Menopause

The menopause can lead to long-term changes in a woman’s physical and emotional health.


Managing the menopause at work

The LGA menopause guide discusses what councils can do to be ‘menopause friendly’ employers. Our female dominated workforce has an average age of 40 and so a significant portion of our workers will be affected by the menopause while working. The Guide looks the ways councils can create workplaces where female workers and their managers are supported to discuss and consider ways to manage the impact of the menopause at work.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), three out of five working women aged between 45 to 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work.

Women make up three quarters of the local government workforce in England and Wales so the menopause will affect a significant proportion of our employees. How it affects women’s working lives and relationships can be an issue that managers find difficult to discuss.

The Financial Ombudsman Service has shared their guide for managers.