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S5W-19427: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the STUC Women’s Committee report, Menopause and the Workplace.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 13 November 2018

The Scottish Government welcomes the STUC Women's Committee report Menopause and the Workplace and the awareness it raises of women’s experiences of dealing with the menopause at work. The policy suggestions included, such as opportunities for flexible working, reasonable adjustments and the development of advice & awareness raising are helpful and will inform the action that the Government takes on this issue via our Fair Work agenda.

The Scottish Government looks forward to receiving the STUC Women’s Committee's best practice information and policy model once it is completed and to working with the Women’s Committee on this very important issue.