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Article Date: May 2019
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Nike Faces More Scrutiny over Pregnant Athlete Policies

After being publicly shamed by disclosures on workplace culture and unequal pay for women in recent months, the Eager Beavertons are attracting more attention to their treatment of women with a story in the New York Times discussing their policies regarding sponsored women athletes who become pregnant. Nike has the right to reduce or terminate pay of these athletes during pregnancy if they don’t compete for six months. The article is critical of the E.B.s’ slick advertising to empower women while simultaneously penalizing them for becoming pregnant. Nor does it exempt other sneaker ... Log in to view full article.


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