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Broadside, Vol. 6, No. 8, August 1975 - Page 5. August 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2518/show/2503.

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Title Broadside, Vol. 6, No. 8, August 1975
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date August 1975
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • National Organization for Women
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript miscarriage of justice Are you a woman? Are you employed outside the home? Are you of child- bearing age? If the answer to all of those questions is YES, you are probably being discriminated against. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidelines on Sex Discrimination require that disability caused by pregnancy must be treated by employers like any other temporary disability. Despite the decisions of three U.S. Circuit Courts supporting the EEOC position, virtually all employers in the nation refuse to grant women the pregnancy benefits they are entitled to have. In employer-provided benefits the synonym for "pregnancy" is still "exclusion". In long-term disability insurance plans, you may find pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage or abortion grouped with war, suicide, and commision of a felony in the list of exclusions. The following are common, but prohibited, practices: - Requiring a female employee to insure her husband (or family) or requiring her to be married in order to receive a pregnancy benefit. - Limiting the pregnancy benefit in employer-provided health plans to a fixed amount. For example, the Houston Independent School District pays a maximum of $165 for normal childbirth. Other temporary disabilities requiring hospitalization and physician care are reimbursed at approximately 80% of actual cost. - Excluding pregnancy from major medical coverage or restricting such coverage to only certain "serious complications of pregnancy". - Excluding pregnancy disabilities from paid leave or disability plans. - Requiring that conception occur after the woman has been insured or placing a special (and longer) waiting period for eligibility for pregnancy benefits. In looking at your employer's policies, ask yourself how other temporary disabilities are treated. If you were unable to work, if you were hospitalized because of pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage or abortion, what benefits would you get? What benefits would you receive if it were because of an appendectomy, tonsillitis, a broken leg, or heart attack? If the benefits are not comparable, women employees are being discriminated against. 5