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Menopause and the workplace


Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.

With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.

This event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.

Business need

The average age for a woman to go through the menopause is 51. Women represent 47% of the UK workforce, 28% of whom are aged 50 and above.

Each woman’s experience of the menopause is different and it can present a variety of symptoms. Some of which can lead to increased absence, lower levels of engagement and productivity. This can even result in women being unable to stay in employment.

Managers can find it difficult to discuss the menopause with their staff, usually due to a lack of understanding and fear they may make things worse. However, the legal implications of not providing employees with the necessary support and reasonable adjustments can be costly.

Organisations where employees can talk openly about the menopause and feel supported are more likely to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. They can also benefit from reduced absence levels and improved employee retention.

Delegates attending this event will gain a clear understanding of the menopause, common misconceptions and the legal position. They will also learn about the wide range of symptoms and be provided with guidance on support mechanisms available to employees going through the menopause.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


This event will cover:

  • Menopause symptoms-awareness and misconceptions
  • Talent retention and employee engagement
  • Developing support networks and organisational awareness
  • Legal considerations concerning discrimination, reasonable adjustments and sickness absence
  • Action planning including developing a menopause policy

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

This training event is nearly fully booked and has been taken offline to avoid overbooking. Please contact Acas on 0300 123 1150 about availability of places

Venue The Village Hotel, Swindon   Map (opens in new window)   Date 03/12/2019    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt