The latest economic modelling from AXA Health and Centre of Economic and Business Research shows that when businesses neglect women’s health in the workplace, the UK economy loses £20.2bn a year.
The report also found that despite 68 per cent of women reporting that they have faced health issues at some point in their career, almost a third (29 per cent) also feel that their employers weren’t supportive.
This figure jumps to 36 per cent when it comes to women-specific health matters such as endometriosis, fertility, menopause and periods.
The fear of hindering career growth and being forced to leave the workforce prematurely are among the top concerns for women.
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