Menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace



Menstruation, menstrual health, and menopause have frequently been ignored or treated as taboo topics in the workplace. Employers, line managers, and employees have felt ill-equipped, uncomfortable, or embarrassed discussing these issues or have not appreciated the impact on many working lives.

Since women comprise half of the working population, a workplace culture unsupportive of staff suffering from menstrual health conditions such as endometriosis or menopause symptoms is detrimental to creating an inclusive environment.

This guide offers employers practical advice on supporting and protecting the welfare of employees experiencing symptoms caused by menstruation and menopause.

This guide aims to be as inclusive as possible. While it refers to women, these issues can also impact trans and non-binary employees.

  • LRA Workplace Information Service
    03300 555 300
  • Equality Commission Employer Helpline
    028 90 500 600
Developed with:
  • LRA