Colleen Flynn speaks to myLawCLE about Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Does my employer have to provide me another place to pump breast milk other than the bathroom?
By John Daniel on March 18, 2014 in myLawCLE Miniclips
Colleen M. Flynn of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP addresses the issue of breastfeeding in the workplace. Does a mother have to breastfeed in the bathroom? Ms. Flynn answers, No. She references the Fair Labor Standards Act, which provides that employers are
“required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”
Given this clause, it is unlawful to constrain a nursing mother to breastfeed in a bathroom. Accommodations must be made.
Video provided by myLawCLE excerpt from the national CLE program: Drafting Employee Handbooks: Techniques for Avoiding Liability