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Should Breastfeeding Be a Protected Workplace Right?

The California State Assembly approved legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate against breastfeeding at work. Tell us what you think.

 

The Pacific Sun reported that the state Assembly has OK’d legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate against breastfeeding in the work place.

Marin's alternative weekly wrote:

California moms and their newborn babies may soon be free to do as nature intended, nutrition-wise, thanks to AB 2386--which would clarify that breastfeeding be included along with race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation as a protected category against discriminatory workplace termination. 

Napa Assemblyman Michael Allen penned the bill, AB 2386, accoring to the Pacific Sun. Allen is running to be Marin’s new District 10 Assemblymember (a position currently filled by , who ). 

The bill’s next stop is the Senate.

Beads of Marin May 31, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Absolutely, yes.
Magoo June 01, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Not if it means other workers must change anything to accomodate that person.
Marilyn B June 02, 2012 at 06:14 AM
I cannot believe that feeding a baby, the way we are meant to, had to be legislated. We are no doubt the only country, which has so much time on its hands, that we have to create laws on how we feed our children. I cannot imagine a new mother in Bali, who has a baby on her back as she is picking rice in the rice paddies, needing permission to feed her child. What other cultures must think of us.

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