Work & Family Policy Database
Employees Who Breastfeed Or Express Breast Milk
Subject: Nursing Mothers' Rights at Work
Bill: H. 5461
Sponsor: Flexer (D)
Date Introduced: 01/18/2011
To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: 02/09/2011
A statement of purpose by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly intended to provide more protection for employees regarding breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk.
An amended version would allow workers who are denied right to express breast milk in the workplace to file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner to enforce employer compliance and prevent further discriminatory or retaliatory action.
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