The UK is “haemorraging talent” because employers are failing to provide support from women going through the menopause, MPs claim in a new report. Highly skilled and experience women aged around 50 are being pushed out of work, says the cross party women and equalities committee. They urge the Government to amend the Equality Act, making the menopause a “protected characteristic” and introducing a duty for companies to make reasonable allowances for menopausal employees.