Menopause affects 51% of the population and women of menopausal age are the fastest growing group in the workforce. The UK government’s legislative approach to supporting women in the workplace going through menopause, however, remains in flux.
On July 26, 2022, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (“CROWN”) Act that bans discrimination based upon natural and protective hairstyles.
On June 27, 2022, a Florida district court denied a request to enjoin the provisions of Florida HB 7, the so-called “Stop-WOKE” law, which dramatically limit what and how employers can communicate to employees in workplace DEI training.
Spain is proposing a law that would provide paid medical leave for people who suffer from period pain. Will this lead international employers to consider similar policies and, if so, what should they be thinking about?