NY’s Breastfeeding Moms Protected by New Law

The New York Employment Lawyer Blog  reports that in the Empire State, breastfeeding moms now have legal protection from discrimination at work because a new law mandates that, “employers have to give mothers time and space at work to nurse or feed their infants for three years after child birth. The law also prohibits an employer from discriminating against a woman for exercising this right.” New York Governor Eliot Spitzer said in a press release announcing the passage of the legislation: “A woman should not be forced to sacrifice her ability to provide for her children economically or nutritionally. Employers know the merit of retaining valuable employees, and this modest accommodation allows mothers who chose to breastfeed to continue their invaluable contribution to the economy without fearing for their job.” (September 2007)