"Just because something is difficult, it isn’t a reason not to do it.”
Marian Bloodworth, employment law partner at Deloitte Legal, shared her views on legal protection for employees going through the menopause, and changing workplace attitudes in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
Listen to the interview, which starts from 31.21.
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There's been a long running campaign for working women going through the menopause to get better protection. This morning the government has announced it won't make the menopause a protected characteristic, in the same way things like age and sex are - despite a recommendation from MPs that it should be. The government is commissioning more research into the subject, and cheaper and better access to HRT. But is this enough? Reporter Melanie Abbott gives us the full details of the government's response to calls for more protection.