Blog: The sharp rise in menopause related employment claims

Emma Bartlett

In the last five years, the UK employment tribunal system has reported a dramatic increase in claims referring to the menopause as the cause of discriminatory treatment or dismissal. While, statistically, these claims represent a small percentage of the total annual tribunal case load, approximately 0.003%, it is an emerging field for discrimination claims.

The reason for such low case numbers to date is unknown but could be a combination of lack of confidence by the individual, lack of

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