Last Friday the 24th, the Supreme Court of the United States Reversing the historical judgment known as Roe v. WadeSince 1973 Guarantee the right to abortion in the country. Since the decriminalization controversy became known at the beginning of May, many companies have raised their voices in protest by offering bonuses to cover their employees who decide to have an abortion.
Before the ruling, giants such as Amazon, Starbucks, Gucci and Levi’s announced that they would cover all expenses for workers who opted for the medical procedure and had to travel to another country to receive it. In recent days, Nike and adidas have joined forces, as well as Meta, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Yelp and Disney, Netflix, Sony, Warner, Johnson & Johnson, Among other things.
financial entities such as JP Morgan and Bank of America; Major companies such as Accenture, Deloitte and PWC also joined. The latest to join the women’s reproductive rights movement are H&M, Google, Uber, and even Elon Musk himself with Tesla.
For its part, the Swedish multinational fashion company decided to take a public stand against the controversy. H&M makes it clear that access to comprehensive reproductive care is an art of its commitment “Towards full gender parity and equal opportunities” In all fields. “We want to make sure that we provide a supportive environment during this time for all teams that may or may not be affected at the moment.”pointed out.
In addition to travel expenses for its employees’ abortions, Google told them they could also request to move “without justification.” “The US health insurance and benefits plan will cover out-of-state medical procedures if they are not available where the employee lives and works”And the Certain Fiona Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Google.
American companies It will cover the trips of employees who have decided on an abortion
In turn, Uber has emphasized the company’s insurance coverage for a range of reproductive health benefits, including termination of pregnancy. “We will also continue to support drivers by paying legal fees if any driver is sued under state law for providing transportation on our platform to a clinic.”The company said.
The case of Tesla is contradictory. It recently moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Texas, which is precisely one of the pro-life and happy abolition states. However, Elon Musk’s car company promised to cover the travel expenses of employees who have to travel to terminate a pregnancy.
A dead representative said: “We intend to provide travel expense reimbursement, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need it to access health and reproductive services out of state. We are evaluating how best to do this in light of the legal complexities involved.”.
Large corporations in the United States oppose the Supreme Court ruling because their customers and employees expect it. “We are at the moment where we expect corporate leaders to also be leaders in the political realm.”Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Maurice Schweitz, told The Associated Press.
“Many employees expect to work for companies that not only pay them well, but whose values align with theirs”he added.