Sunday, February 12, 2012

In case you were wondering

Breast feeding and lactation have nothing to do with pregnancy.

At least that's what a federal judge in Houston says. In a discrimination case filed by the EEOC, Judge Lynn N. Hughes ruled that a discharge of a breast-feeding new mother is not pregnancy discrimination because "lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition."

The judge also ruled that discrimination on the basis of breastfeeding or pumping is not discrimination on the basis of sex.

Did the defendant corporation assure the court that it would have been just as likely to fire a man who engaged in breastfeeding or pumping of breast milk?

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