Migration, Population and Diversity
The Menopause Guidance for Councillors sets out some key principles which Local Authorities may wish to adopt to support Councillors experiencing the menopause.
The objective is to ensure that:
• Council officers understand the difficulties and anxieties of individuals currently going through this change
• Councillors are treated with fairness and dignity whilst undergoing their duties by ensuring where possible, that those experiencing symptoms associated with the menopause receive appropriate support.
• That menopause is not a barrier that prevents individuals from standing or re-standing for elected office.
This guidance is to be adopted and implemented on a voluntary basis and confers no contractual, nor worker / employment status. The guidance can be amended or withdrawn at any time. Councillors continue to retain their status as office holders.