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Exposed: Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Workers
Liz Morris, Deputy Director, Center for Work Life Law and
Jessica Lee, Staff Attorney, Center for Work Life Law
Discrimination against breastfeeding workers has devastating health and economic consequences and represents a major barrier to breastfeeding in the United States. Based on new findings from a groundbreaking study from the Center for WorkLife Law, this webinar will explore the challenges breastfeeding workers face, including lack of accommodations, sexual harassment, job loss, and early weaning. Expert panelists will present the current state of workplace breastfeeding laws and highlight where legal protections fall short. They will share public policy solutions that can be implemented not only at the federal level, but also by states and local governments, to ensure breastfeeding workers have the basic protections they need to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Webinar participants will also learn about existing resources to help breastfeeding workers who need workplace accommodations today.