After the decision of the Supreme Court of the USA, which abolished the sentence that guaranteed the right to abortionvery large companies took the field announcing that will cover the travel costs of employees who had to move out of their country of residence to terminate an unwanted pregnancy
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JPMorgan she said she will cover the travel expenses incurred by the employees to obtain the abortion starting on July 1. The expenses will be paid for employees forced to move to another state due to an abortion. JP Morgan Chase’s plan calls for the bank to pay for employees who have to travel more than 75 kilometers from home
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Employees of Google who want it can apply for transfer to another state “without justification”. The decision, contained in an email to the Mountain View company staff, comes after the Supreme Court ruling
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There California, where Google is based, has pledged to protect abortion rights within their borders. “To support employees and their dependents – adds the communication from the giant – our benefits plan and health insurance covers out-of-state medical procedures if they are not available where an employee lives and works. You can also request the transfer without justification ”
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“We support the right of our employees to decide freely about their reproductive health,” he says Apple. “For over a decade, our insurance has allowed our employees to travel out of state to receive medical treatment that is not available in their home state,” an Apple company spokesperson told CNBC.
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The company too Patagonia has pledged to pay its employees travel, accommodation and procedures in case they have to travel to another state to undergo an abortion after the historic ruling of the US Supreme Court, Bloomberg reports. The US company has also assured that it will pay bail to all its employees who should be arrested by peacefully protesting the abortion.
Halfowner of Facebook And Instagramannounced that it will reimburse travel expenses, “to the extent permitted by law, for employees who need access to health care and reproductive services in another state.”
Some corporations had announced measures to this effect after a leak in May circulated the draft of the signed sentence: among these Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant – which is also the second largest private employer in the entire United States – provides up to $ 4,000 in travel expenses to employees in need of medical treatment, including abortion.
Immediately after the sentence, Disney announced it would expand its health care package for staff families who cannot get medical care in the state where they live
Among the other companies that have come forward so far there are Netflix, Starbucks, CitiGroup, CondeNast, Microsoft (pictured) and the widespread chain of sports shops Dick’s Sporting Goods. It’s still Alphabet and Bank of America