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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has upheld charges of sex discrimination that two women filed against their employers for not covering the cost of prescription contraception drugs. The employers violated federal antidiscrimination law by selectively excluding health coverage for contraceptives, while at the same time providing coverage for other preventive medicines such as vaccines and blood pressure drugs, the commission said in a statement. The commission will now help to resolve the dispute between the women and their employers. According to the commission's Web site, if conciliation is not successful, the commission may bring suit in federal court.
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Author:Peters, Sally
Publication:OB GYN News
Date:Jan 15, 2001
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