6 Things Employers Need to do After Roe v. Wade Reversal
The Supreme Court on Friday, June 24, 2022 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that protected a women's rights to health care (an abortion) that will have far-reaching implications including - in the workplace.
HR and Benefit leaders in particular have a big job ahead of them in, figuring out how to navigate what this means and what comes next to best support employees.
Here are six things employers can do today to support your employees:
See where your state falls on the issue. Click here to view which states have outlawed abortion.
Examine health and benefits coverage immediately.
Talk to employees. Offering support including access to EAP or other mental health support resources are beneficial to employees.
Speak up! Just as we've learned on important issues around healthcare and social justice issues, employers shouldn't stay silent on the hot-button issue.
Consider expanding benefits to include reproductive coverage.
Communicate to your employees on matters of benefits, access and changes.
What else is your employer doing or not doing to support employees at this time? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org!