How to manage: Is menopause the next frontier in employment law?

There is no current legislation which expressly refers to the menopause, but employers are advised to consider how they treat workers affected by symptoms

‘Employers have a duty of care to their employees and this arguably extends to assessing the specific requirements of employees affected by menopausal symptoms to ensure their symptoms are not exacerbated by working conditions or practices’

John is not well – he cannot concentrate, he is irritable, he wakes up sweating and is very tired, his heart is racing, his weight has increased. John is 49 years old. What might be wrong? Is it cancer? Is he depressed? Does he have heart disease?

Mary is not well – she cannot concentrate, she is irritable, she wakes up sweating and is very tired, her heart is racing, her weight has increased. Mary ...