A Cautionary Reminder for Employers
A Texas Federal Court recently ruled that terminating an employee because she wanted to pump breast milk at work is not sex discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued on behalf of an individual employee who had mentioned her need to pump breast milk at work and soon thereafter was fired for job abandonment. The employer claimed that the employee had not kept the employer informed during her leave or about her desire to return to work. The employer explained that its decision to terminate the employee for job abandonment already had been made before the employee’s request.
The Washington Post reported on this ruling last week.
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