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Is an employer required by law to supply a room for an employee to pump her breast?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawHelpNow replied 8 years ago.

Hello and thanks so much for choosing this forum to pose your important legal question. I will do my best to give you some honest and accurate guidance.

  1. Yes, Florida has been a leader amongst the states in this regard. Florida led the nation by enacting the first comprehensive breastfeeding legislation in the United States. The legislation not only exempted breastfeeding from criminal statutes, but created a new law that stated this important and basic act of nurture must be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. Finally, it provides for a breast-feeding encouragement policy for facilities providing maternity services and newborn infant care.
  2. Here is a nice summary of Florida statues which have been enacted to address breastfeeding and expressing (pumping) breast milk. Here is another good resource for women facing these issues in the workplace.

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