Menopause in the Workplace part of ELA’s Wellbeing for Employment Lawyers Series

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Mon, 4th Oct 2021
at your desk (National)
Venue Address:
at your desk
Emma Bartlett, CM Murray and Michele Piertney, Acas
Event Type:
16:00 - 17:00
Spaces Available


  • Free of Charge

Menopause in the workplace is not a new issue, but it is a subject which for far too long has been left in the shadows. This is, however, slowly beginning to change.

The Employment Tribunals and ACAS suggest that more and more claims are being brought in which adverse treatment as a result of menopause is being alleged. Caroline Nokes, MP and Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, is currently carrying out an inquiry into menopause discrimination in the workplace. She has openly stated that the possibility of changing equality laws to provide better protection for menopausal women has not been ruled out. Many celebrities are also helping to raise awareness of menopause discrimination. For example, Davina McCall has recently written a book called “Menopausing” and starring in a Channel 4 television show on her own experience.

We are therefore extremely pleased to be able to bring a webinar to you on this emerging area of law. There are still more questions than there are answers and we will focus on:

  • The menopause of our members - what ELA can offer by way of support and what individuals can do to help support themselves;
  • Employment law issues relating to menopause; and
  • Top tips so that our members are better equipped to support clients experiencing menopause themselves but also how their clients may drive best practice in their own workplaces to support their own staff experiencing menopause.

We are delighted to introduce the following speakers to guide us through this session:

Emma Bartlett (Partner, CM Murray LLP) who has particular interest and expertise in discrimination law; and

Michele Piertney (Senior Adviser and Collective Conciliator at ACAS) who regularly runs sessions on menopause and gives practical guidance on how such issues may be managed in the workplace and supported by employers.

This session will be chaired by Jessica Shemmings (ELA Pastoral Committee).

This session is free of charge to ELA members. If you are unable to make the date, please register if you would like to receive the ‘on demand’ recording of this webinar. Once you have booked, you will receive an email containing the login details for the online event, please contact us if you have any queries.