Work & Family Policy Database
Breastfeeding Promotion Act
Subject: Nursing Mothers' Rights at Work
Bill: H.R.2758 / S.1463
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney (D) / Sen. Merkley (D)
Date Introduced: 08/01/2011
Referred to the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions: 09/08/2011
Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions: 08/01/2011
Summary: Amends federal antidiscrimination law to include lactation as part of the pregnancy antidiscrimination provisions of Title VII and expands nursing mothers’ rights at work by providing a reasonable break time for nursing mothers working in professional and managerial positions.
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