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Should Individuals Be Allowed Paid Period Leave?
Dysmenorrhea is an invisible disability, which is why it should be treated as a genuine illness.
Period pain, known as dysmenorrhea, can impair a person's fitness to work.
Dysmenorrhea is often
treated with similar prejudice
to those with invisible disabilities, particularly in judgements about competence and strength.
As with any disability, employees with dysmenorrhea would be protected under Equality Act 2010 Employment Statutory
Code of Practice
Often barriers still exist that prevent women from being able to take this leave.
There are many types of disability that don't get paid time off. They may have other concessions put in place, but not paid time off.