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Attention female applicants: "if you are a fertile women you cannot work here - or maybe you can"
More than 20 million women could be denied high-paying jobs, in hospitals, laboratories, manufacturing plants and offices, whether they planned to get pregnant or not, if those jobs exposed them to chemicals or radiation which would arguably endanger a future fetus (Biblio No. 1). The legality of one employer's "Fetal Protection Policy, which has the effect of denying fertile women (not just pregnant women) certain jobs, is being tested in the case of International Union, UAW v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (Biblio No 2). The case will be argued before the Supreme Court in the 1990-1991 term. Some jurists consider this case to be "the most important sex-discrimination case in any court since 1964." (Biblio No.3.)