Athlete Alison Felix questioned Nike's maternal leave policy
Felix is the only female athlete to win six Olympic gold medals
New York. American sports company Nike has decided to change its maternity leave policy. Company imposes penalty for sponsored athletes when they are pregnant. Many athletes of the United States oppose it. The only track and field athlete to win six Olympic gold medals, Alison Felix, protested against Nike's policy. According to the American newspaper New York Times, Nike will not impose penalty on 12 months of performance on those athletes who want to pedal.
Felix was pregnant in 2018
Nike spokeswoman Sandra Caronen John said, "We think Nike can support women better in the sports industry and can also offer examples for the rest." Before that Felix had said that when he was pregnant in 2018 When Nike had done, Nike offered a lot of money.
Elix's partner Alessia Montano and Kara Gotcher, who were part of the American team, had similar allegations against Nike. Felix, who gave birth to a baby in December, said, "Athletes know that this is true, but is afraid to tell publicly. If we have children, we risk taking cuts from our sponsors."
Felix said, "I decided to become pregnant without worrying about the contract, his contract with Nike was over in 2017. During the pregnancy, the company offered the contract at a lower cost. If I am a Nike-sponsored athlete Will they not protect me? "