Is it time for a stand-alone legal right for menopause protection?
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Female worker
Anne Mannix
Anne Mannix is an employment partner at Spencer West

Currently, there is no specific legal protection in the UK for people who have received adverse treatment at work because of their menopause symptoms. Is it time to increase legal protections to force employers to take this issue more seriously?

Older women (45- to 64-years old) are the fastest-growing economically active group in the UK. Of the 70% of employed women in the UK, almost 4.5 million falls into this age bracket but there is still a significant gap between the employment rate of women compared with men.