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What rights do nursing mothers have in the workplace?

What rights do nursing mothers have in the workplace?

The federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers law requires employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide basic accommodations for breastfeeding mothers at work. These accommodations include time for women to express milk and a private space that is not a bathroom each time they need to pump.

Is breastfeeding a disability?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the ADA, lactation is a pregnancy-related condition but uncomplicated pregnancy and lactation are not disabilities covered by the ADA.

Where can I find the breastfeeding mothers Bill of Rights?

Each maternal health care facility shall provide the maternity information leaflet, including the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights, to each patient or to the appointed personal representative at the time of prebooking or time of admission to a maternal health care facility.

Is it legal to breastfeed in public at work?

These tips for breastfeeding in public can help you feel more comfortable. In most workplaces, women have the right to pump at work. The federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers law requires certain employers to provide breastfeeding moms time and space to pump. Specifically, this means:

How to accommodate breast feeding employees in the workplace?

Require lactation accommodations for employees who are not covered by the federal law. Provide for paid break time. Extend the time during which an employee is permitted to take lactation breaks beyond one year following the birth of a child. Provide specific requirements about the space made available for employees to express breast milk.

Do you have to give breast milk at work?

For nearly a decade, federal law has mandated that employers provide nursing mothers with unpaid break time to express breast milk for a year after the birth of a child. Federal law also requires employers to provide a private space—other than a bathroom—that a breast-feeding employee may use.