Why employers can no longer ignore menopause in the workplace
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Women in business
Sara Ibrahim
Sara Ibrahim is a barrister specialising in employment and discrimination law at 3 Hare Court Chambers
Anna Lancy
Anna Lancy is a qualified solicitor in England and Australia and a pupil barrister at 3 Hare Court Chambers


With menopausal women now the fastest-growing workforce demographic, menopause is no longer an issue employers can ignore. The average age of menopause for women in the UK is 51 and, according to the Office for National Statistics, in May 2021, 72% of women aged 16-64 years old were in work in the UK, while between April and June 2021, 4,459,000 were in the 50-64 age group.