The menopause is a natural stage of life and yet it remains a taboo subject in many workplaces. People experiencing menopausal symptoms require the same support and understanding from their employer as anyone experiencing any ongoing health condition.

Discover our resources on supporting employees experiencing the menopause.

Employment law

Practical resources to help you address employment law issues at work, and keep up with recent and pending legislation.

One Employment law about Menopause
Employment law
Menopause: UK employment law
UK legal position on menopause and perimenopause in the workplace
For Members


Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

Two Guides about Menopause
Menopause at work: Guide for people managers
Guidance for managers on how to support employees through the menopause
Menopause at work: A guide for people professionals
How to provide effective support for employees experiencing the menopause
For Members


Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

One Report about Menopause
Menopause in the workplace
This report explores employees’ experiences of menopause at work and examines the type of adjustment and support that can be most helpful

Thought leadership

Insight and foresight from our experts in people and the world of work

Six Thought leadership about Menopause
Thought leadership
Keeping the spotlight on menopause-friendly workplaces
Claire McCartney and Rachel Suff provide an overview of the CIPD’s continuing work on the menopause and discuss why it is important to keep this issue in the public eye
Thought leadership
CIPD welcomes Menopause Employment Ambassador
What is the UK Government doing to support employees going through the menopause? Claire McCartney and Rachel Suff discuss the response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s recent report on the menopause.
Thought leadership
The Menopause Workplace Pledge: The growing movement to support women through the menopause at work
CIPD’s Claire McCartney and CEO of Wellbeing of Women, Janet Lindsay, discuss and analyse the success of the Menopause Workplace Pledge
Thought leadership
Time to step up workplace support for the menopause
Rachel Suff’s article gives us an update of the CIPD’s latest work on the menopause
Thought leadership
Time to break the ultimate taboo: the menopause, a public policy imperative
The CIPD have recently launched a new Menopause Manifesto making three compelling policy calls to Government to support women through the menopause. Claire McCartney discusses these calls
Thought leadership
Breaking the last taboo
Claire McCartney discusses the overwhelming response to the CIPD’s recently-published resources on menopause at work and sets out what you can do in your organisation


Listen to episodes from our podcast series on a range of topical workplace, HR and L&D issues.

One Podcast about Menopause
Menopause: The ultimate taboo
Episode 147: We explore the effects the menopause can have on many women's experience at work and what employers can do to ease their transition.


Webinar recordings providing expert guidance

Two Webinars about Menopause
Creating menopause supportive workplaces
Explore how to create a menopause friendly work environment and empower employees to continue to work and thrive whilst experiencing menopause transition
Let's talk menopause
Watch our webinar to unpack how you can best support colleagues managing menopausal symptoms

Policy engagements

Our calls for action.

Two Policy engagements about Menopause
Policy engagement
Menopause in the Workplace
CIPD's submission to the Women and Equalities Select Committee
Policy engagement
Assessing the impacts of the Menopause and the case for policy reform: call for evidence
Read the CIPD's submission to the APPG on the Menopause


We offer a range of evidence-based courses tailored to suit you and your needs.
Our Essential Insights courses are free as part of the CIPD membership.

Menopause at Work Essential Insights

Gain an understanding of the potential impact of menopause on individuals at work and how organisations can create supportive policies and environments.

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