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California Expands Upon Lactation Accommodation Requirements

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1976, expanding California employer obligations respective to employee lactation accommodation. Under preexisting California Labor Code section 1031, an employer was required to make available a private location, other than a toilet stall, for an employee to express milk for an infant child, and provide employees with … Continue Reading

New California Disability and Leave Laws – Are You Ready for 2018?

With the turn of the year comes a wave of new California disability and leave laws.  Employers should review their existing policies and procedures to determine if they will be in compliance with these new laws—many of which will go into effect on January 1: Parental Leave:  California will expand parental leave to small employers.  … Continue Reading

Lactation is a “Medical Condition” Protected by Title VII and PDA

It comes down to the definition of "medical condition." The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, an amendment to Title VII,  prohibits discrimination based on "pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." Lactation is none of these, a federal district court held last year, granting summary judgment to the employer. See our post of that decision here. Reversing that … Continue Reading

Lactation Discrimination is Not Unlawful Sex Discrimination

Lactation discrimination does not violate Title VII, according to a Texas federal district court in a case brought by the EEOC. EEOC v. Houston Funding II (S.D. Tex. February 2, 2012). The EEOC claimed the employer fired the worker because she wanted to pump breast milk at work. In granting summary judgment to the employer, … Continue Reading
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