Bespoke training on how to manage menopause at work offered by Thursfields

Thursfields Solicitors is offering bespoke training sessions for employers on the legalities and best practice of managing the effects of menopause at work.

The training packages follow the company’s virtual workshops called ‘Menopause and the law – what employers need to know’ held as part of its regular HR Exchange events.

Lisa Kemp, a director in the Employment Law team at Thursfields, explained that the success of the online workshops revealed that a growing demand was out there for full training projects.

She said: “The menopause and how to cope with it at work has become a big challenge for employers, motivated by events such as World Menopause Day on 18 October.

“Our recent online workshops were well received by many HR managers and business owners wanting to understand some of the issues involved with menopause in the workplace.

“Therefore, we are now offering full training projects for employers across the Midlands.

“This will enable us to clearly explain how menopause and the law interact with each other and the steps employers need to take to help support staff with menopause, ensuring their actions do not breach the law.

“This will see us working closely with individual employers to put the correct menopause policies in place, helping them with their messaging about this important aspect of employment law and delivering bespoke training for their line managers.”

Key areas of Thursfields’ training projects will include:

  • menopause and the law;
  • how to create an open and trusted culture among staff;
  • the importance of awareness training for managers to deal with concerns sensitively;
  • considering practical assistance and workplace adjustments;
  • careful sickness absence management; and
  • the importance of meaningful policies and procedures.

Lisa Kemp added: “The menopause is a natural occurrence in life that should be understood, considered and acted upon by all employers.

“By helping staff to deal with the menopause in the workplace, employers will only increase work rates, quality and loyalty.

“But aside from the positive human outcome, employers should take the issue seriously as there are laws that can be used to protect anyone who feels they are not being treated properly at work as a result.”

To find out more about Thursfields bespoke training packages on handling the menopause at work, contact Lisa Kemp via or call 0345 20 73 72 8.

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