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From 2006-2020, the CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the USBC co-hosted this series to bring together breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.

2015-06-09 Coalitions Bi-monthly Webinar
Topic: CDC-USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinar Archive
Owner: USBC Coalitions Staff
Date: 2015-06-08
Subtopic: 053

"Freedom of Expression": Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers at Work 

Galen Sherwin
Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union

Hear how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works to protect the rights of breastfeeding at work, and how the “right to pump” laws can be enforced in the workplace. Learn about strategies and resources to support nursing mothers returning to work. This presentation will address:

  1. Understanding the basic legal protections for nursing mothers in the workplace
  2. Learning strategies and resources to support nursing mothers in advocating for workplace accommodations from employers.
  3. Understanding options for recourse if negotiations with the employer are not successful


Video Recording

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