A British company is giving female staff time off for period pains


LONDON — A Bristol-based company is introducing period leave to make the workplace happier and healthier for its female staff.

Coexist, which runs spaces for business to work in, has a largely female workforce and claims to be the first UK business to introduce a "period policy"

"As a manager of staff I have seen women really suffer with their periods and I have found them doubled over in a lot of pain," Bex Baxter, one of the company's directors, told the Press Association

"They feel guilty and ashamed for taking time off and often sit at their desks in silence not wanting to acknowledge it."

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