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Milestones: 1985

arrowCongress amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act to provide employees' spouses ages 65 through 69 the same treatment under group health plans as employees' spouses under age 65.

arrowThe Commission issues an administrative decision that polygamy is not a religious practice protected by Title VII.

arrowThe Commission resolves EEOC v. Allstate Insurance Company through a consent decree. At issue in this Equal Pay case was whether Allstate paid a lower guaranteed minimum salary to females than to males for performing the identical job (sales agent). Under the consent decree, Allstate pays $5 million to approximately 3,200 female victims.

arrowThe Commission settles a sex discrimination suit against Teachers Insurance and Annuity Equities Fund. This suit results in recalculating pension benefits in a "sex neutral manner" for over 800,000 female workers.

Next: 1986

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