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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Law - "The Law of Public Breastfeeding"
Joanna L. Grossman, a Justia columnist, is a professor of law at Hofstra University. Here are some quotes from the introduction to her lengthy column/article today:
For many women, the logistics of nursing after returning to work can be quite challenging. As I explained in a recent column, a federal district court in Texas upheld the right of an employer to fire a woman because she planned to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. The court ruled that this was neither sex discrimination, nor pregnancy discrimination. Federal law is quite weak when it comes to protection against lactation discrimination, and even weaker when it comes to requiring employers to accommodate nursing mothers who need space and/or regularly scheduled breaks in order to pump breast milk. * * *
In this column, I’ll discuss * * * the patchwork of state laws that are designed to protect a woman’s right to breastfeed in public and the grassroots movement to protect the right to breastfeed in public.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 20, 2012 09:07 AM
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