Endometriosis in the Workplace - the plight of sufferers

Endometriosis in the Workplace - the plight of sufferers

Legal employment expert and fellow Endometriosis sufferer, Carrie-Ann Randall at Lawson-West Solicitors, understands Endometriosis and the impact it can have on female employees in the workplace. She openly tells her story to raise awareness of the plight of sufferers.

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Reproductive health is a serious workplace issue. But, why?

Reproductive health is a serious workplace issue. But, why?

According to Public Health England (2018), a third of women in England are suffering from severe reproductive health problems. This includes endometriosis, infertility and the menopause; all conditions which can cause particular difficulties at work. With women representing just under half (46.5% in 2017) of the total labour force in the UK (The World Bank, 2017), reproductive health is an issue which needs consideration. 

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PMDD and Work: one sufferers story

PMDD and Work: one sufferers story

Work is such a huge part of our identity and sense of self worth that when someone takes that away from you, you can feel worthless and like everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve has all been a waste of time.

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Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

I went from being a sever who enjoyed interacting with customers and hanging out with the regulars when I got done with my shift, to just going through the motions to get my job done and leaving as soon as possible, often times crying on the drive home. 

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Working as a Nurse with Endometriosis: Dionne’s story

Working as a Nurse with Endometriosis: Dionne’s story

Dionne spent a gruelling six years suffering from pain. After years of not knowing, being turned away on many occasions and told her symptoms were "all in her head", she was finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2016. The illness has caused her life to change dramatically and she is now campaigning to make other women and young girls aware of the illness. 

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“Sorry to hear that, but just remember it could be worse”. A management lesson in what NOT to say.

“Sorry to hear that, but just remember it could be worse”. A management lesson in what NOT to say.

If my illness was killing me, I’d be taken seriously. If more people learnt what it’s like to live with, I’d be taken seriously. If people would stop telling me it’s part of a period, I’d be taken seriously. But, guess what...I’m not.

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