ELA response to Menopause and the Workplace: call for evidence

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Government is seeking views on the extent of discrimination faced by menopausal people in the workplace, and would like to investigate how Government policy and workplace practices can better support those experiencing menopause.

Further information on this call for evidence is available here.

ELA will be responding to this call for evidence and we invite ELA members to apply to join the working party which will draft ELA’s response. The working party will be chaired by Louise Skinner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP and  Eleanor Mannion, MacRoberts LLP.

The deadline for submissions is 17 September 2021. Those applying will therefore need to have availability to work on this consultation during August and early September.

Email us or reply by 5pm on 6 August 2021 to apply to join this working party with a couple of sentences about your practice and your interest in this consultation.

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How ELA working parties work

A typical working party will organise its work by sharing out the consultation questions amongst the working party members. In this way, the work can be shared out evenly, and members can volunteer to take on as much or as little as they feel able to at the time. Each working party member will then draft a response to the question(s) they have agreed to take on, within the agreed timetable. The submission deadlines are often quite tight, so it is vital that everyone keeps to the timetable. The chair(s) of the working party (who are almost always drawn from the L&P Committee) will then pull the individual submissions together and edit them for consistency, ensuring that our submissions are politically neutral and address the concerns of both employees and employers.

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