Article – Empty Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Oocyte Cryopreservation & Potential for Employment Discrimination

EMPTY BENEFITS: EMPLOYER-SPONSORED OOCYTE CRYOPRESERVATION AND POTENTIAL FOR EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
By: Ali L. Nicolette

From: http://heinonline.org

Very large companies such as Apple and Facebook are giving their young female workers the option of postponing their pregnancy by providing them fully-paid egg cryopreservation. Unfortunately, egg cryopreservation has a very low success rate compared to similar methods such as embryo cryopreservation. Another pitfall of having this benefit is that there may be tax implications, as the cost of the procedures which is deemed non-medical would be considered part of the employee’s gross income.

The author of the article gives us a great overview of Oocyte cryopreservation, the availability of these services to women in California, costs, the legal and tax implications of this benefit, and how this benefit is perceived in other countries.

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