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Thread: Legal Advice on Pumping in Workplace

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Durham, NC

    Default Re: Legal Advice on Pumping in Workplace

    Not worth it.

    If the issue was really $300 you'll spend an order of magnitude way more than this and they will too...

    You found a work around and you're able to pump.

    It sucks. It's not fair... but it honestly is not worth it.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Landof2toddlers, Oregon

    Default Re: Legal Advice on Pumping in Workplace

    You could however contact whatever agency is tasked with administering that law. Here in Oregon it is the Dept of Human Services. They might have advice for you on how to advocate so future moms are properly accommodated and can tell your employer in no uncertain terms that a bathroom is not suitable. It might not get you anything except the feeling of having done the right thing and helping those who come after you.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.

    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

    Family beds are awesome

    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: Legal Advice on Pumping in Workplace

    I would at the minimum send them a letter informing them of the law in the hopes that it may help other moms in the future or in other positions in the company. Does everyone where you work have their own private office or are there others who would benefit from a more global response like the creation of a lactation room? I ask because where I work, those with offices just pump in their offices, but these are the people in the organization who have the most power. Those of us without offices are left with no recourse, and have much less power within the organization to affect change. The official policy here is just that we have to ask our supervisor to find us a space, which is not always something our supervisor even has the resources to do. I so wish that my state had a law like yours...
    Mommy to Cadence (5/19/06) and Tessa (4/25/09)

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