Linklaters implements global menopause policy

Linklaters has introduced a global menopause policy and support package for colleagues across the firm who are directly or indirectly impacted by the menopause.


The policy aims to raise awareness and outlines the enhanced support and resources available at the firm for those affected by the menopause. Building on the firm’s commitment to its supportive and inclusive culture, the package includes:


  • Expanding the firm’s menopause support group globally, facilitating open discussions and encouraging people to share experiences

  • Introducing an e-Learning module for people across the firm with management or supervisory responsibilities

  • Creating a dedicated resource hub to raise awareness, educate and support those experiencing the menopause, as well as those supporting a partner or family member

  • Rolling out a market leading app, Peppy Health, providing online menopause support in the UK

  • Enhancing its UK PMI scheme with AXA Health to cover specialist consultations for conditions relating to the menopause


Jessamy Gallagher, Executive Committee Champion for Age & Life Stage at Linklaters, comments:


“Menopause symptoms can have a detrimental impact on anybody living with them, and their working lives are not exempt from that. It can also indirectly affect anyone, including those supporting a partner or family member living through the menopause.


People should not have to navigate the menopause in silence. I hope that our policy and enhanced support will encourage open discussion and further strengthen our culture of openness and our commitment to caring for our people at every stage of their lives.”


The menopause policy and enhanced support package will reinforce Linklaters’ Gender and Age & Life Stage strategies by helping to retain and support women of all ages into senior roles.


In 2021, Linklaters also introduced specific and designated support for those undergoing Fertility Treatment, or who may have experienced pregnancy or baby loss. The firm’s ambition is to be ‘best in class’ for Diversity & Inclusion in the legal sector and it is committed to being home to a culture that supports colleagues’ health and wellbeing.


Find more information about the firm’s global Diversity & Inclusion strategy, across its six core strands of diversity – gender, race & ethnicity, social mobility, age & life stage, LGBT+ and disability – here.