Burning Question: Menopause affects my work. What should I do?

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My menopause symptoms affect my work.

For a long time the menopause has been a hidden issue in the workplace and is rarely discussed. Symptoms such as hot flushes, poor concentration and disturbed sleep can affect the quality and output of work. In addition, stress is recognised as a factor in making symptoms worse. Employers have a duty under health and safety legislation to make suitable adjustments, this may include improved ventilation, changes to uniform requirements or a change to working hours.

Speak to your health and safety rep or, if you do not have one, call the CSP on 020 7306 6666. This is intended as general information only and does not replace individual advice.

Correction and clarification

Claire Sullivan’s job title was given incorrectly in the last issue of Frontline. She is director of employment relations and union services at the CSP.

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