LACTATION DISCRIMINATION

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held unanimously recently that firing a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978). Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to protect working women against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.  Check out the EEOC press release and watch for this form of discrimination in any personnel action, e.g., performance appraisal, promotions, assignments, etc.

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FEDSMILL staff has over 40 years of federal sector labor relations experience on the union as well as management side of the table and even some time as a neutral.

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