27 August 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
There should be clear workplace policies to support women going through the menopause, according to an MP.
Labour MP Carolyn Harris, told The Guardian: "I firmly believe there should be legislation to make sure every workplace has a menopause policy, just like they have a maternity policy."
She said she wanted women to be able to have time off or change shift patterns or conditions of work when they need relief from symptoms that often go well beyond the stereotypical hot flushes and night sweats.
A study earlier this year by Forth with Life found that menopausal women do not feel supported at work.