According to a new study by the Government Equalities Office, the menopause is costing the economy millions every year, because employers don’t understand it. The report warns that unlike pregnancy or maternity, menopause is not well understood or provided for, putting women at risk of ridicule and gendered ageism. This is encouraging female employees in their early 50s to call in sick for fear of experiencing symptoms in front of colleagues or managers. Generating an annual cost to the economy of £7.3 million.
15 August 2017