In the latest episode of OPEN Talks, our new series of short podcasts focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), Christopher Fisher, Head of the London Employment Group at Mayer Brown, interviews Nikki Lees, People Director, Inclusion & Wellbeing, at QBE. They discuss QBE’s strategy and approach to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.  Listen to this episode 

With menopause receiving much attention, both in the media and Government at the moment,  the cross-party House of Commons Women and Equalities committee has published a report which calls on the Government to take various actions in relation to menopause in the workplace.

The report considers the cost to women, employers, society and the economy

An analysis of court records conducted by the Menopause Experts Group found that there has been an increase of 44% in the number of employment tribunal claims citing menopause in 2021, when compared to the number of claims in 2020. Of these 23 claims, 16 fell under disability discrimination, 14 claimed unfair dismissal, and 10

The conversation around menopause in the workplace has been amplified recently, with weekly press reports stating that an increasing number of companies are taking steps to support employees who are going through the menopause.

Recent examples include a major high street retailer announcing last month that they would be paying for employees’ hormone replacement therapy

Mayer Brown will shortly be hosting the acclaimed author of A Dutiful Boy, Mohsin Zaidi, as part of our Diversity Month celebrations in March.

A Dutiful Boy was named one of the best books of the year (2021) by The Guardian, GQ, The New Statesman and Attitude. At this event, Mohsin will share his