Online employment law seminar to explore menopause discrimination

The online seminar will feature legal and wellbeing speakers and is open to employers and employees across England and Wales

The Bushra Ali Group, an organisation that focuses on D&I-related community projects, founded by Bushra Ali of Bushra Ali Solicitors, will host an employment law seminar on discrimination and the menopause.

The seminar entitled “Discrimination and the Menopause” will take place on Wednesday 22nd September at 6 pm via Zoom, ensuring employers and employees can join from around England and Wales.

Confirmed speakers include Barry Harwood, a lawyer at Harwood Law, and Jeannette Jackson, a Nutritional Biochemist and Sports Scientist, who will be leading the session.

The Bushra Ali Group was founded by Bushra Ali in 2021. Its focus is on “various community projects that Bushra is running and with a particular emphasis on equality and diversity.” The seminar is the latest in a series of events run by the organisation that highlights their Empowered Women Empowering Women initiatives.

Bushra Ali Solicitors was founded in 2015 and covers various legal areas, including employment law, immigration law, and family law. Ali herself is earning a reputation as a BAME role model in the UK’s legal sector, where she was awarded Solicitor of the Year by the Leicestershire Law Society in 2012 and is the only person in history to win it for the second time in 2016. She also serves as the youngest President of the Leicestershire Law Society and was only the eighth female to serve and the second female of colour.

Bushra Ali said: “Many workplaces have little to no policies and procedures in place to recognise the signs and to support staff going through the menopause. This session aims to enlighten employers about the policies and procedures they should have in place, what best practice looks like and what it can feel like if you are on the wrong side of a lawsuit.

“We really want to encourage employers and the workplace to be more inclusive, accepting, and open to making suitable adjustments for women going through the menopause. We need to work harder to retain the absolute best staff we have, staff who we can often lose due to not making appropriate adjustments in the workplace to support them and them not feeling comfortable raising such issues.

“This session will also explore the conversations we as individuals should be looking to have with our employers so that they can ensure they are supporting us in the right way.”

To book your place at the seminar, please email

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