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Woman sues former employer for ‘menopause discrimination’ in legal first: ‘I felt let down and betra

‘I felt they had no compassion and understanding and awareness of the menopause,’ Maria Rooney says

Maria Rooney, a former social worker based in Leicester, said nobody supported her her when she began experiencing ‘work-related stress and anxiety and menopausal symptoms’


A woman has launched legal action against her former employer claiming the company discriminated against her when she experienced menopause symptoms in a first-of-its-kind case.

Maria Rooney, a former social worker based in Leicester, said nobody supported her when she began experiencing anxiety linked to her work and menopausal symptoms.


The 52-year-old, whose case will be heard by an employment tribunal this week, said she “felt let down” and “betrayed” as she warned her employers “had no compassion” or knowledge about the menopause.






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