Any of you finding support from your HR reps at work?

Or have you told your line manager? What makes a difference to you at work? Any tips or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!



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  • marion_s91marion_s91 Posts: 10
    @milagros I had an awful experience with my manager who's much younger than me... his eyes glazed over when i told him i was perimenopausal...not ideal...
  • AppleshapedAppleshaped Posts: 7
    Indeed!  In IT surrounded by younger males and older male senior management.  Director is a younger women.  No understanding expected or given.  Female peers of any age are more supportive.  
  • sue090967sue090967 Posts: 2
    As an employer, do they have to accommodate or should I say, make allowances for you as an employee? Where do you stand with employment law? 
    Thanks
  • KazKaz Posts: 36 mod
    edited December 2018
    sue090967 said:
    As an employer, do they have to accommodate or should I say, make allowances for you as an employee? Where do you stand with employment law? 
    Thanks
    I think there are lots of changes that need to be made, and all of them involve communication. We, as women, need to talk about what’s happening to us. Employers need to listen. We are working far longer than we ever did, and a lot of women probably have menopausal symptoms for a while before they even realise what’s going on. Everyone, women included, need to have more information available to them to enable conversations to happen. GP’s need better training - the people we go to for help need to have a better understanding of the concerns we have and not immediately think mental health issues. Employers need to be more proactive when it comes to dealing with women who want to continue working effectively with the menopause. The symptoms of menopause are often unrecognised, undervalued and just not taken seriously, and given that some women can have symptoms for ten years plus, things need to be put in place to make our working lives easier. I’m not sure that employment law has caught up yet! 
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