Not too long ago, the workplace was not receptive to the needs—or even the notion—of working mothers. Conditions have improved dramatically over the past 40 years.
Laws such as the and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act now make it unlawful to discriminate against women on the basis of their pregnancies. The provides eligible employees the right to take time off from work without fear of losing their jobs, even if they work for an organization with no formal maternity policy.
But one category of working women has remained unprotected by civil rights laws: those who have recently given birth who want to return to work—and want to breastfeed their children.
Thanks to a new law that will take effect this summer, Indiana women who breastfeed will find their lives a little easier.
The number of women in the work force who want to breastfeed has risen dramatically, perhaps due to a be...(register to read more)
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