Sensitivity and privacy is one of the key reasons that fertility wellbeing has been ignored in the workplace for a long time. Many talented people simply leave without their managers knowing what they went through. It’s a shame for both employers and employees.
According to new research from LinkedIn and Fertility Network UK, almost two thirds of workers wouldn’t discuss fertility issues with their employers. Less than half of workers with fertility struggles feel supported at work, with many claiming they hadn’t discussed their issues with their employer for fear it would hamper their career prospects.
Gwenda Burns, the charity’s CEO, said it is “vital” that the stigma of discussing fertility struggles is removed.
Fertifa (Fertility-for-all) is here to foster openness by building a bridge between employers and employees. If you would like to learn more about how we facilitate your workplace fertility communication, please get in touch AND follow Fertifa on LinkedIn!
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