Leading global law firm, Baker McKenzie, has today launched a new menopause policy for its London office to support employees who are experiencing symptoms associated with the menopause or the perimenopause.
The new policy outlines the Firm's commitment to support anyone impacted by the menopause, while also providing information and signposting to the support options available, which include:
- Access to a menopause support group which offers a space to talk and share experiences.
- Access to GPs who have specialist training and knowledge about the menopause.
- Access to on-site counselling to provide a range of emotional and wellbeing support specifically related to menopause symptoms
- Improving comfort whilst working in the office including access to a wellbeing room.
The Firm has also signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge and, in doing so, commits to:
- Recognising that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and women need support
- Talking openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause
- Actively supporting and informing employees affected by the menopause.
Commenting on the Firm's menopause policy, Katherine Hallam, London Director of Talent Management, said: "We are committed to providing an inclusive and psychologically safe working environment for all of our employees. By introducing this policy we aim to raise awareness about the menopause for all whilst at the same time supporting our employees who are experiencing menopausal symptoms and empowering our managers to work with people on an individual basis."