A Guide for Employers

As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and supportive working environments, ITC is proud to promote Equity’s resource on creating a menopause-friendly workplace. This comprehensive guide offers employers practical advice and strategies to support employees experiencing menopause, ensuring they can thrive in their roles without facing undue challenges or discrimination.

Why a Menopause-Friendly Workplace Matters

The menopause can significantly impact an individual’s physical and mental health, affecting their performance and well-being at work. Creating a menopause-friendly workplace not only supports the health and well-being of your employees but also promotes a culture of understanding and inclusivity, benefiting the entire organization.

Key Strategies for a Menopause-Friendly Workplace

Equity’s guide outlines several key strategies for employers:

  1. Raise Awareness: Educate all staff about menopause to reduce stigma and foster a supportive environment.
  2. Flexible Working Arrangements: Offer flexible working hours or remote work options to accommodate employees experiencing menopause-related symptoms.
  3. Adjustments and Support: Provide access to cool working environments, comfortable uniforms, and necessary breaks. Encourage open conversations and provide support through HR policies and procedures.
  4. Training for Managers: Equip managers with the knowledge and skills to support employees through menopause, ensuring they can offer appropriate adjustments and support.

Join the Movement

ITC encourages all employers to utilize Equity’s menopause-friendly workplace guide to create a more supportive and inclusive work environment. By adopting these practices, you contribute to a healthier, more productive, and equitable workplace for everyone.

For more information on creating a menopause-friendly workplace, visit Equity’s Menopause-Friendly Workplace Resource.

Podcast

Join the Independent Theatre Podcast as ITC’s General Manager, Zoe Bateman, speaks to Elaine Stirrat (Co-founder of Persistent and Nasty, Head of Equity Women’s Committee), Lucy Kerbel (Director at Tonic) and Lissy Lovett (Executive Director of Mimbre).