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EEOC commissioner launching bias probes of abortion travel benefits: Report

Posted On: Nov. 15, 2022 9:23 AM CST

A Republican member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is deploying a rarely used agency procedure to silently initiate targeted discrimination probes against at least three companies providing their employees with abortion travel benefits, according to attorneys who have seen the charges, Bloomberg Law reports. The “commissioner charges” brought by EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas allege that the employers are favoring workers seeking abortions while discriminating against pregnant workers and disabled workers because they are not offering equivalent benefits for their medical needs.