We’re waiting for a new Petitions Committee

Petitions had to stop because of the recent general election. Once a new Petitions Committee is set up by the House of Commons, petitions will start again.

Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

Closed petition Create comprehensive menstrual employment rights and requirements for employers

We want the Government to require all workplaces to offer paid menstrual leave, flexible work options, free menstrual products, education, and privacy measures to support employees during menstruation to foster inclusivity in the workplace. Recognise that needs may vary between individuals.

More details

Menstruation affects roughly 50% of the workforce, yet many workplaces lack adequate support, negatively impacting employees’ health, productivity and quality of life.

A survey of 2,000 British women and people who menstruate found that 85% experienced stress or anxiety when managing their periods at work, of whom:

- 43% fear leakage through clothes, followed closely by painful periods (42%) and heavy bleeding (40%).

- 17% attribute the stress and anxiety to not being able to take time off to deal with any menstrual problems.

- 10% cite unsupportive management as a contributing factor to their stress

In addressing the challenges faced during menstruation, employers can enhance well-being, and promote equal opportunity and inclusion at work.

This petition is closed All petitions run for 6 months

244 signatures

Show on a map

10,000