According to The Guardian, the initiative will see staff provided with private, temperature-regulated workspaces to ensure their symptoms (such as hot flushes, anxiety and fatigue) aren’t worsened at the office. It will also include a range of support and guidance resources, as well as flexible working arrangements and paid leave for those who need it.
4Women, the channel’s in-house gender equality staff network, is the driving force behind the move.
“This is Channel 4 living its remit, normalising a taboo subject by making it more visible, and we hope that 4Women’s fantastic work will inspire more in the industry to support women in their workplaces transitioning through the menopause,” Alex Mahon, Channel 4 chief executive said.
The news follows research conducted earlier in the year by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which found 59 per cent of menopausal women in the workplace believe their symptoms negatively impact their work.