September 8, 2017 / 12:30 AM / 10 months ago

Breastfeeding protected by federal anti-bias law - 11th Circuit

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled that breastfeeding is a medical condition protected by a federal anti-discrimination law, upholding a jury verdict against the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama for forcing a police officer to resign after failing to accommodate her need to breastfeed her baby.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the language and purpose of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act shows that breastfeeding is covered by that law, although it emphasized that breastfeeding does not require “special” accommodations.

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