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Article Date: May 2019
Word Count: 286

Nike Responds to Criticism of Pregnant Athlete Policies


The Eager Beavertons quickly moved to add language to its endorsement contracts for female athletes that will continue to pay them during pregnancy, after stories came out last week exposing its policy of suspending compensation while they took maternity leave from competition. Previously, the terms gave Nike the right to reduce or terminate pay of these athletes during pregnancy if they don’t compete for six months, and runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher both said they were affected. Existing contracts will not be re-written, but the company gave its assurances that all athletes will have the same protections under its ... Log in to view full article.

 


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