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Let’s Try Not to Over-React to the Breastfeeding Discrimination Case

Last month, I wrote that employers denying lactation rights to employees was not problem that needed remedial legislation. Wouldn't you know it, news broke last week of a federal judge in Houston who dismissed a sex discrimination case- EEOC v. Houston Funding [pdf] -in which the employee alleged...

Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"

I wrote about a really stupid case out of Texas where a federal court said that "lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition," and thus decided that "firing someone because of lactation or breast-pumping is not sex discrimination." I was irked, to say the...

Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"

I wrote about a really stupid case out of Texas where a federal court said that "lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition," and thus decided that "firing someone because of lactation or breast-pumping is not sex discrimination." I was irked, to say the...