09 Feb '12, 7am

Texas Judge: Firing Woman For Breast Pumping OK | Care2 Causes

A judge in Houston ruled that a Texas woman who was fired for pumping while at work is not sex discrimination since “lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” Donnicia Venters, 30, went on maternity leave pursuant to her company’s policy of permitting employees to take open-ended leave for surgeries or other medical conditions. Venters said she “consistently” kept in touch with management to assure them she would be returning to work and said the president promised to keep a spot for her until her return. When she called the president to schedule her return to work and asked if it would be okay for her to use a back room to breast pump she was notified that her spot had been filled. Venters filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming she had been discriminated against as a woman and a mother. According to the s...

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