National law firm Thompsons Solicitors is providing female sanitary products across all of its offices as part of a period dignity campaign.

Employees at the firm’s UK offices will have access to supplies of sanitary products if they need them in an emergency, in a bid to reduce the stigma around periods and normalise access to the products as a basic human right.

Michelle Cronin, director of people, finance and infrastructure at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Sanitary products are vital for any women who have periods and they should never endure stigma or shame if they are caught out without a supply at work, or elsewhere.

Michelle Cronin, director of people, finance and infrastructure with Laura Bedford and Natalie Harvey, both part of the period dignity scheme and based at Thompsons’ Sheffield office

"The health and wellbeing of our own workforce is just as important as that of those we support in legal claims – which is why we are so keen to stand by this worthwhile initiative that will hopefully lead to significant cultural changes as time goes on.”

Michelle Cronin, Director of people, finance and infrastructure, Thompsons Solicitors

“This is why we have implemented a dignity for periods scheme across all of our offices, meaning our staff will have access to a supply of products if they need them quickly. The health and wellbeing of our own workforce is just as important as that of those we support in legal claims – which is why we are so keen to stand by this worthwhile initiative that will hopefully lead to significant cultural changes as time goes on.”