Menopause in the Workplace – we’re your HR(T) experts

by | Aug 24, 2022 | News

With over 1 million diagnosed cases of Menopause every year in the UK alone, do you have a menopause policy and have you considered your duties as an employer to support your employee?

We read this recent case with interest – a successful discrimination claim brought about by 55 year old finance executive against her 29 year old boss who told her to ‘Calm down…don’t let the hormones get out of control’. How could you avoid this happening in the business you’ve worked so hard to build and run?

As employer, you have a number of legal duties, including the requirement to provide a working environment that protects all employees from discrimination. You can start by promoting a supportive, inclusive working space for all employees – including those going through Menopause – by having the right procedures and policies in place. Once in place, regular reviews of your business practices should mean you shouldn’t fall foul of your legal duties. 

Ask yourself these questions:

  • When did we last review our employee handbook?
  • Have there been any recent changes to legislation that we should be aware of?
  • When did we last provide Health & Safety training for managers?
  • Do we check in with our teams to find out how they’re doing?

How can Spire HR help?

Spire HR are your local, friendly HR(T) expert!

We deal with companies of all sizes, helping to create and implement robust, fit-for-purpose and current policies to help empower you and your managers to support your teams. We firmly believe that by providing regular policy reviews, training managers how to deal with the complex needs of a diverse team, and by encouraging an open conversation culture, employees will feel comfortable talking about the issues they are facing in their personal lives that have an impact on their working day. 

Plus you get to protect yourself as employer and sleep at night, safe in the knowledge you’re meeting your legal requirements with the added benefit of not having to employ a full time HR Director. Win win!

Our team of expert HR Consultants will provide support to your business, managers, and employees to get the best from your people.

Get in touch today on 01925 626253.

As we had recently come up against some difficult staffing issues which we had not experienced before, Ellen Parkin at Spire HR was recommended to us by one of our business partners to guide and assist us with the complex HR legalities we needed to adhere to.

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Spire is now the practice’s first point of contact for any HR issues we encounter and I would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of assistance with any HR matters.


Ellen has helped streamline procedures and provide greater controls through her extensive knowledge and professional dedication, which has enabled me to concentrate on my main objective, growing the business.

I would say ‘key’ to her service is the confidence she provides with the HR guidance, I know without doubt that when dealing with my employees I follow the correct procedure and staff feel confident that they have the right HR support. The guidance on our bonus structure and appraisal scheme is one of many examples in which Ellen’s guidance has been invaluable.

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