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    Set 28 q 27 - FMLA Passage - Kindly help

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    Many politicians, business leaders,
    and scholars discount the role of

    public policy and emphasize the role
    of the labor market when explaining
    employers’ maternity-leave policies,
    arguing that prior to the passage of
    the Family and Medical Leave Act
    (FMLA) of 1993, employers were
    already providing maternity leave in
    (10) response to the increase in the number
    of women workers. Employers did
    create maternity-leave programs
    in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but not as
    a purely voluntary response in the
    (15) absence of any government mandate.
    In 1972, the Equal Employment
    Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled
    that employers who allowed leaves
    for disabling medical conditions must
    (20) also allow them for maternity and that
    failure to do so would constitute sex
    discrimination under the Civil Rights
    Act of 1964. As early as 1973, a
    survey found that 58 percent of large
    (25) employers had responded with new
    maternity-leave policies. Because the
    1972 EEOC ruling was contested in
    court, the ruling won press attention
    that popularized maternity-leave
    (30) policies. Yet perhaps because the
    Supreme Court later struck down
    the ruling, politicians and scholars
    have failed to recognize its effects,
    assuming that employers adopted
    (35) maternity-leave policies in response
    to the growing feminization of the
    workforce.

    Q27:
    The passage suggests that the relationship between the view of the author with respect tomaternity leave policy prior to passage of the FMLA and the view of the politicians,
    business leaders, and scholars mentioned in lines 1-2 can best be characterized by which of the following statements?
    A. They agree that both the 1972 EEOC ruling on maternity-leave policy and the
    increasing feminization of the workplace had an impact on employers’ creation of
    maternity-leave programs but disagree about the relative importance of each
    factor.
    B. They agree that the EEOC ruling on maternity-leave policy had an initial impact
    on employers’ creation of maternity-leave programs but disagree over whether the
    Supreme Court’s striking down of the EEOC ruling weakened that impact.
    C. They agree that creating maternity-leave programs was a necessary response to
    the needs of the increasing number of women workers but disagree about whether
    maternity should be classified as a disabling medical condition.
    D. They agree that employers created maternity-leave programs prior to passage of
    the FMLA but disagree about employers’ motivations for doing so.
    E. They agree that employers created maternity-leave programs prior to passage of
    the FMLA but disagree about how widespread those programs were.

    Kindly let me know the answer for the question 27. I think it should be D.

    Will appreciate response. Thanks.

    -Regards,
    Girish Malik

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    i agree , it should be D, i came here searching for the same explanation :-)
    B is way out of line.

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    Its B. The politicians are not recognizing the fact that the popularity of EOCC ruling had an effect even after it was struck down by the SC. And the employers were influenced by this and not increase in fems etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdgirish View Post

    prior to the passage of

    the Family and Medical Leave Act
    (FMLA) of 1993, employers were
    already providing maternity leave in
    (10) response to the increase in the number
    of women workers. Employers did
    create maternity-leave programs
    in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but not as
    a purely voluntary response in the
    (15) absence of any government mandate.
    In 1972, the Equal Employment
    Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled
    that employers who allowed leaves
    for disabling medical conditions must
    (20) also allow them for maternity and that
    failure to do so would constitute sex
    discrimination under the Civil Rights
    Act of 1964.
    The following lines tells us the entire picture .

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