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Call for Evidence

Terms of Reference

The inquiry focuses specifically on the questions below. The Committee encourages evidence from individuals as well as organisations.  You can answer as many or as few questions as you like. 

Terms of reference

  • What is the nature and the extent of discrimination faced by women experiencing the menopause?
    • How does this impact wider society?
  • What is the economic impact of menopause discrimination?
  • How can businesses factor in the needs of employees going through the menopause?
  • How can practices addressing workplace discrimination relating to menopause be implemented? For example, through guidance, advice, adjustments, or enforcement.
    • What are examples of best or most inclusive practices?
  • How should people who experience the menopause but do not identify as women be supported in relation to menopause and the workplace?
  • How well does current legislation protect women from discrimination in the workplace associated with the menopause?
    • Should current legislation be amended?
    • What further legislation is required to enable employers to put in place a workplace menopause policy to protect people going through the menopause whilst at work?
  • How effective has Government action been at addressing workplace discrimination related to the menopause, and what more can the Government do to address this issue?
  • How effectively is the Government Equalities Office working across Government to embed a strategic approach to addressing the impact of menopause in the workplace?

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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