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Working women need greater menopause rights

Women going through menopause should be given greater rights and protection in the workplace, MPs say.

The Women and Equalities Committee said a lack of support in the UK was pushing women out of work.

The cross-party group wants menopause to become a protected characteristic like pregnancy, to give working women more rights.

Caroline Nokes, who chairs the committee said: "Stigma, shame and dismissive cultures can, and must, be dismantled."

The government, speaking on the issue for England as health issues is devolved to the national governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, said the issue was a priority, highlighting it had recently appointed a women's health ambassador and set up a menopause taskforce to look into workplace support.

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Source: BBC News, 28 July 2022


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