Work & Family Policy Database
Concerning Pregnancy and Breastfeeding in the Workplace
State: New Jersey
Subject: Nursing Mothers' Rights at Work
Bill: S. 3060/A. 1496
Sponsor: Allen (R), Kean (R), Chiappone (D), Lampitt (D)
Date Introduced: 09/22/2011
Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee: 09/22/2011
Requires all employers with lactating workers to provide reasonable break time and to make reasonable efforts to provide a private location for workers to express breast milk.
Also expands the state’s anti-discrimination law to make it unlawful for employers to fire or otherwise discriminate against women workers on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, expressing milk or related medical conditions.
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