NYPD Officer Sues Over Deplorable Conditions For Pumping Breast Milk
October 11, 2018 14:15
Federal law and Fair Labor Standards Act
Pretty often women face some obstacles and biases about pumping breastfeeding milk in the work environment. However, they should know that it is allowed legally, and keep it in their minds without being embarrassed.
First, according to Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act 2010, a female has the full right to pump her milk and employers cannot prevent them from doing so. Otherwise, it will be deemed as sex discrimination. A woman also should be provided with the special place for pumping and breastfeeding a baby, where coworkers and clients won't interrupt and confuse her.
Second, the main matter can be only FLSA. According to the Act, "non-exempt" females do not fit into the breastfeeding law in the workplace. Non-exempt employees are commonly hourly workers who must be paid overtime. Therefore, a woman may be exempt and inappropriate for the breastfeeding law.