Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ACLU settles breastfeeding teacher case

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado reached a settlement with a Jefferson County public charter school on behalf of teacher Heather Burgbacher, who lost her job  for exercising her right to pump breast milk at work.

This is the first public settlement of a legal challenge brought under the Colorado Nursing Mothers Act, a 2008 law safeguarding a woman’s right to continue breastfeeding when returning to work after having a baby. 
In the settlement, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen (RMAE) agreed to make significant policy changes to ensure that nursing employees have the time and space to express breast milk at work. RMAE has also agreed to provide Burgbacher monetary compensation.
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