Find out more about the menopause in the workplace with practical advice and solutions from our panel of experts. Send us your questions in advance!

Event details

Join our panel as they discuss the impact of the menopause in the workplace and how small businesses can take positive steps to support themselves, their employees and line-managers. The panel will answer your questions about dealing with the menopause in the workplace covering implications for employee wellbeing and employment law, including:

  • the latest research about menopause and and how it affects our health
  • guidance for employers, such as absence management, Statutory Sick Pay and the Equality Act
  • where you can find additional support if you or an employee is experiencing the symptoms of the menopause

We are keen to take your questions so please submit them in advance to [email protected] You can also submit them when registering for this free event.

About the speakers

Christine Husbands, Managing Director, RedArc who provide FSB Care

Hannah Thomas, FSB Employment Protection

Panellist and host biographies:

Christine Husbands, CDir FioD, Managing Director, RedArc

RedArc is a specialist company providing long-term help and support to employees, individuals and families suffering from long-term physical and mental illness, disability or bereavement, through its team of highly qualified, registered nurses.

Donna Christie, Health & Wellness Coach

Donna runs her own Health & Wellness Company, SDC Wholelife, and is also the Founder of NESLIB Northeast Scotland Ladies & Ladies in Business networking platform. Get some tips on Self Care, Daily Wellness, Nutrition, Exercise and Positive Thinking.

Julie McGarrigle, Director, Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Julie has been instrumental in raising awareness of the menopause in the workplace. Julie can discuss how to go about introducing a menopause at work policy and appointing champions across your business.

Hannah Thomas, Markel Law

Hannah specialises in Employment Law and has acted for both employers and employees in contentious and non-contentious Employment Law matters, including Tribunal work and drafting contracts and handbooks for employers.  Hannah provides advice to businesses and HR professionals on all aspects of employment law.

Adelle Martin, Executive Mid Life Coach

Adelle specialises in coaching business women through their hormonal changes and has worked with many business women over the past eleven years. Adelle specialises in coaching to help manage the impact of menopause on individuals, their families and their businesses.

Emma Smailes, FSB Regional Development Manager North of England

Emma has worked for FSB for over 10 years, initially work as a Regional Organiser in North Yorkshire. She currently works with a team of Volunteers and Staff across the North of England ensuring the voice of our members and small business is represented on all levels. In 2019 Emma underwent an oophorectomy resulting in early onset menopause.

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