Work & Family Policy Database
Time and Place to Pump
State: District of Columbia
Subject: Nursing Mothers' Rights at Work
Statute/Code Cite: D.C. Code Secs. 2-1401.02(10), 2-1402.82(d).
Summary: All employers must provide female workers reasonable break time and a place other than a bathroom in close proximity to their work areas to express breast milk at work, for an unspecified period of time after childbirth.
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