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12th Oct 2022 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reproductive Health in the Workplace | Panel Event

Brabners, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3BD

Free (Members)

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By: Brabners LLP


Many employees are affected by reproductive health challenges at some point during their lives, whether directly or indirectly, physically or mentally.

About this event

It is fundamental for employers to understand the impact that reproductive health can have on their employees so they can provide the necessary support to help employees in the workplace.

This has never been more business critical. Successfully addressing these issues can help organisations with engagement and retention of existing staff, avoiding the loss of key talent, whilst simultaneously positioning organisations as employers of choice. This is vital in the context of the current labour shortages. It can also prevent lengthy, expensive and reputationally damaging disputes and litigation.

As part of our efforts to raise awareness around reproductive health issues in the workplace, we are delighted to invite you to join us for our exclusive invite-only panel event this Autumn.

The panel has been specifically brought together to offer their insights, experience and expertise on reproductive health in the workplace and will be covering topics such as:

  • What impact does reproductive health issues have on employees in the workplace?
  • What is the impact on the mental health/wellbeing of employees?
  • What is the biggest blocker to addressing these issues at work
  • How can organisations play their part in raising awareness of reproductive health issues and educating employees/managers on these issues?
  • How can organisations obtain engagement on these issues?
  • How can we obtain engagement from the wider workforce including those not directly impacted by these issues?
  • Which approaches and initiatives have worked well, and which haven’t?
  • What are the legal risks when these issues arise?

Panel members

Our panel will be chaired by Siobhan Howard-Palmer, Legal Director in our Employment and Pensions team and the panellists are:

Eileen Burbidge MBE, Executive Director, Fertifa – Elieen applies her passion for inclusive and accessible reproductive healthcare after experiencing her own fertility journeys and because she is currently perimenopausal on HRT.

Caroline Walters, Co-Founder and Coach, Mission Menopause – Caroline is a qualified Executive Menopause Coach, specialising in menopause awareness education and leadership coaching in the workplace.

Joanne Waterworth, Senior Relationship Manager, at Working Families – Jo is the Senior Relationship Manager within the Employer Services Team at Working Families, the UK’s work-life balance charity. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace.

Nick Campbell, Partner and Head of Employment, Liverpool, in the Brabners LLP Employment and Pensions team – Nick is a key figure in our work to raise awareness around reproductive health issues in the workplace. He feels passionately about addressing these concerns and was involved in our contribution to the Women and Equalities Committee’s “Menopause and the Workplace” inquiry.

Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to network with the panel and attendees during the afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact events@brabners.com.