Salesforce says it will offer relocation aid to employees who are worried about access to abortions

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Salesforce says it will offer relocation aid to employees who are worried about access to abortions
Salesforce will help staff worried about abortion access to relocate.Noam Galai/Getty Images
  • Salesforce is offering to help relocate employees worried about access to abortions, CNBC reported.
  • The US Supreme Court is set to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
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Salesforce has offered to help relocate employees who are worried about access to abortions or other medical procedures, CNBC reported, citing internal company communication.

The offer was made as the Supreme Court is set to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which guarantees the federal right to abortion.

"If you have concerns about access to critical health care in your state, Salesforce will provide financial support for travel, available through our health care providers, and/or help relocate you and members of your immediate family," Brent Hyder, Salesforce's president and chief people officer, told staff in a Slack message on Thursday seen by CNBC.

The cloud-computing company will also be offering counseling from metal-health service provider Lyra Health, per CNBC.

"If you are struggling with the recent news on reproductive healthcare, a Lyra counselor will be facilitating small group sessions (max 25 people) focused on guiding employees through ways you can cope with stress," Hyder wrote on Slack, according to CNBC.

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Salesforce did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. The company declined comment to CNBC.

Last year, Salesforce offered similar relocation aid to employees and their families over a restrictive abortion law in Texas.

Twenty-six out of the 50 US states are "certain or likely" to ban abortion if Roe is overturned, according to an analysis by Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization.

Several large companies — including Citi, Apple, Yelp, and Amazon — have announced that their existing benefits programs will be expanded to reimburse travel costs for abortions.

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