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    Nike faces backlash for maternity leave policy

    May 14, 2019 18:17 IST

    American Olympian, Alysia Montaño was recently in the news after she spoke to the New York Times for an opinion piece expressing her disappointment in her sponsor Nike's maternity leave policy that cut sponsorship pay for pregnant atheletes. The exclusive piece said that when Alysia Montaño ran in the 2013 United States Championships while 8 months pregnant, she was celebrated as 'the pregnant runner', but privately, she had to fight with her sponsor to keep her paycheck. As the sports giant faced backlash from all directions, they released a statement maintaining that they modified their policies back in 2018.