Menstruation and menopause are natural and healthy experiences for many people who have periods. However, they can also be challenging, especially in the workplace. In the UK, there is no specific law that protects employees from discrimination due to menstruation or menopause. However, employees may be protected under the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, age, and disability.
Employers have a duty to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, and this includes taking reasonable steps to accommodate the needs of employees who menstruate or experience menopause.