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Majority of working women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on them at work

Makbool Javaid

CIPD research of 1400 working women between the ages of 45 and 55 shows that 59% say they are experiencing menopause symptoms which are having a negative impact on them at work. The menopause can include a range of symptoms which, on average, last for four years. Of those who were affected negatively at work, 65% said they were less able to concentrate, 58% said they experience more stress and 52% said they felt less patient with clients and colleagues. Privacy was the number one consideration for women choosing not to disclose problems and 34% said embarrassment prevented them from saying why they had to take time off and 32% said an unsupportive manager was the reason. In response, the CIPD has launched guidance on managing the menopause at work. 

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