We have thought deeply these past few days about how to respond to the recent Supreme Court decision regarding women’s rights. Jefferies will, of course, join other businesses around the U.S. that will cover any employee-partners’ costs should she decide to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy and be forced to do so in a state other than the one in which she lives. In addition, in our individual capacities, the two of us will donate a combined $1 million in support of charitable causes that champion women’s rights. We will ask jWIN (Jefferies Women’s Initiative) to provide us with recommendations that we will choose from on the allocation of this $1 million.
Rich and Brian