Employers encouraged to break through stigma of menopause

Reports recommend understanding, accommodation, networks
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2016

Despite affecting 50 per cent of the population, menopause remains somewhat of a taboo topic in the workplace. Employees and managers alike are often reluctant to discuss the condition’s symptoms or impact on women. 

But change is afoot, particularly when it comes to employers and the role they can play, according to Margaret Rees, executive director of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS).