BITC response to the Government’s appointment of the first Menopause Employment Champion
Angela Watson, Age Campaigner at Business in the Community (BITC), said:
“The appointment of a new Menopause Employment Champion by the Government is extremely welcomed. This is something BITC called for alongside other employers as part of the 50Plus Choices Roundtable group.
“We know that menopause can lead to many women leaving the workforce early due to a lack of support or understanding of how the symptoms impact their day-to-day activities. The Government’s leadership on this issue is very much needed, but this leadership must be followed by action from employers. BITC’s menopause toolkit provides employers with the practical advice and steps they need to support employees who want to continue working but may need to adjust their working conditions to be able to balance the symptoms of menopause and work. It will only be when menopause becomes normalised in the workplace, that we will see more over-50s staying in work for longer because they feel supported to do so.”
Read BITC’s Menopause in the Workplace toolkit here.
For further information, please contact Aoife Butler Nolan, Head of Media, Public Affairs and Policy, on 07702 903 216.
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