Latest Move Follows Introduction Of New Support For Colleagues
Irwin Mitchell has signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign as it continues to underline its commitment to supporting women of all ages in the workplace.
The Menopause Workplace Pledge is organised by Wellbeing of Women, a charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women, girls and babies through research and education.
By signing the pledge, Irwin Mitchell commits to recognising that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and women need support.
As part of its commitment, Irwin Mitchell will continue to talk openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause and actively support and inform its colleagues affected by the menopause.
Other organisations that have signed the pledge include John Lewis, ASOS, Royal Mail and TSB.
Expert Opinion“Perimenopause and menopause is an issue which affects the fastest growing demographic in the UK. Signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge is the latest step in ensuring we continue to enable our colleagues to carry out their role in a safe and inclusive workspace, whether it's at home or in the office, and increase the awareness and knowledge of how it affects colleagues, friends and family.” Susana Berlevy - Group Chief People Officer
Irwin Mitchell recently created a dedicated menopause page on its colleague and leaders support hub. This includes the latest information and guidance designed to ensure anyone suffering with menopausal symptoms can feel empowered to ask for adjustments at work to ease symptoms without embarrassment.
Irwin Mitchell’s menopause page includes five self-care tips and personal accounts from colleagues who explain their experiences of menopause.
Last year the firm carried out specialist menopause line manager training across the business. It holds regular webinars and hosts a ‘Let’s talk about Menopause’ support group which regularly has between 100 - 200 attendees,
Irwin Mitchell is also partnering with balance – a unique app created by a team led by Dr Louise Newson, a GP and leading UK specialist on the menopause and perimenopause. Since advising on the launch of the app in 2019, Irwin Mitchell has continued working alongside the organisation and is currently partnering in relation to the trial for its Balance + suite of resources.