March 01, 2016

UK company to give women time off during their periods. What gender gap?

StaffRebel Columnist

How long until this policy puts the company in the red?

UK company 'Coexist' is set to create a 'period policy' to allow women to take time off during their monthly cycle.

Daily Mail reports that the idea came from Company director Bex Baxter who employs 31 staff - seven of which are male.

“I have managed many female members of staff over the years and I have seen women at work who are bent over double because of the pain caused by their periods. Despite this, they feel they cannot go home because they do not class themselves as unwell. And this is unfair. At Coexist we are very understanding. If someone is in pain - no matter what kind - they are encouraged to go home,” the 40-year-old director said.

“For us, we wanted a policy in place which recognises and allows women to take time for their body's natural cycle without putting this under the label of illness,” she added.

Bex believes the change will result in a happier and more productive work environment.

Yea, about that 'gender pay gap' myth...

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commented 2016-03-02 10:20:57 -0500
Liza Rosie – they always dangle the carrot, and those who are weak will follow it without a second thought, because they have been lulled into complacency!
commented 2016-03-01 19:06:22 -0500
Yeah, what the hay! Is this Sharia creep or what? Very sneaky, could prove effective though. Menstruating females to the back of the bus please. What Muslim man wouldn’t appreciate that subtle move.
commented 2016-03-01 17:46:36 -0500
I still say this is insidious plan! They will know which women are having their periods, and everyone paying attention knows that Muslims consider women dirty during this time. As well, they know that employers won’t like this one bit, and won’t hire women because of it. Insidious indeed!
commented 2016-03-01 17:21:50 -0500
Sounds like Bex may have a short career if the company’s board of directors or shareholders are inteligent enough to see how stupid such a move is. However, we should keep in mind that JT has decided to have all these women in positions of power within our government so we can expect to see this stupid idea being ligislated into law quite soon.
commented 2016-03-01 16:58:57 -0500
What about the two spirited guy employee,how long is Period for, are their extended periods, ah but can’t you just see the INCDOOGE standing up in the house of commies introducing such nonsense for government employees
commented 2016-03-01 16:17:40 -0500
Hmmm, No comment.
commented 2016-03-01 15:58:57 -0500
That would be the day that I would discuss something so personal with an employer. It’s none of their business!
commented 2016-03-01 15:38:51 -0500
Don’t these women know that they are literally giving their power away expecting special privileges because they are women. This kind of crap perpetuates discrimination towards women in the workplace. It just makes it harder for the rest of us who are ready willing and able to do the job, without whining. Another step backwards for women. Good going.
commented 2016-03-01 14:01:53 -0500
What utter nonsense such a policy is. Take a Midol and suck it up!
commented 2016-03-01 13:41:00 -0500
And also give Muslim men time off to satisfy their sexual urges (many of them appear to be in pain when rutting), in addition to their current praying times 5 times a day, of course. If this continues all business will be shut down.
commented 2016-03-01 13:41:00 -0500
Andrew – my point is, that under sharia law women who have their periods are treated like they have the plague.
commented 2016-03-01 13:33:38 -0500
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 4 mins ago
This sounds so sweet and nice but it is deceptive. This is a way of weeding out us dirty girls who are having our periods. This is more indoctrination for Islam!

Exactly. Don’t hire women. They cost more.

The only thing that creates equality is economics – not some rubbish government rules. You take away economics from a woman and you get one step closer to sharia.
commented 2016-03-01 13:31:56 -0500
Another reason not to hire a woman.
commented 2016-03-01 13:27:31 -0500
This sounds so sweet and nice but it is deceptive. This is a way of weeding out us dirty girls who are having our periods. This is more indoctrination for Islam!
commented 2016-03-01 13:16:01 -0500
Geesh, then menopausal women should get ten years off. Hahaha!
commented 2016-03-01 13:11:44 -0500
I have tax pain. probably going to need a couple of months off.