|Document ID (ISN)||56081|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Can employers exclude women to protect children?
||24/31 Oct. 1990, Vol.264, No.16, p.2113-2117. 53 ref.
||This article discusses the legal issues involved when an employer is suspected of discrimination on the basis of sex when excluding fertile women from situations of foetal risk through maternal exposure. To date, 6 cases raising this issue have reached US federal or state courts of appeals. Instances are given where exposure to harmful substances, in particular to lead, can cause reproductive effects in men as well as women. It is considered that employer decisions to exclude fertile women from certain jobs will not eliminate occupational foetal hazards; there is no rational basis for treating male and female workers differently in this respect.
||antifertility effects; USA; discriminatory practices; legislation; women
||legal aspects; expectant mothers; lead
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects