Two-Thirds of Breastfeeding Discrimination Cases Led Nursing Moms to Lose Their Jobs

From Fortune authored by Emma Hinchliffe:

“We’ve long known that when employers fail to provide adequate accommodations for breastfeeding, it creates health risks and headaches for nursing employees. But according to a new, first-of-its kind study, the damages can actually extend to mothers’ livelihoods: A whopping two-thirds of cases alleging breastfeeding discrimination over the past decade led to the employee losing her job, the researchers discovered.

“We’re experts in the field, and we were shocked by what we found,” says Liz Morris, a co-author of the report and leader of the Nursing Mothers Law Project through the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law.”

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