Daily Mail

Menopause for thought


I WAS TROUBLED to read that the number of employment tribunals citing the menopause has risen steeply in the past couple of years.

of course, it’s important that menopausal women stick up for themselves. But I wouldn’t want to end up in a situation where employers are reluctant to hire or promote women of menopausal age for fear of ending up in litigation.

Midlife women already find it hard enough to obtain work, since they’re often coming back into the marketplac­e after years off caring for children; let’s not erect another barrier to entry.

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