Employment Law - Nursing Mothers

  • Nursing Mothers

    With a trend across Colorado and the nation of women returning to work after only a brief maternity leave, many women need to pump breast milk while at work in order to adequately meet their family’s breastfeeding goals.  At Aviso Law, we understand the difficulties that Colorado nursing mothers face when balancing work restrictions and the health of their family. Nursing rights is a sensitive and difficult matter, and it takes an emotionally skilled lawyer to provide representation that is equally nurturing and aggressive. At Aviso Law our attorneys are experts in representing clients and defending their breastfeeding rights, and we have the experience, skill and client-focused approach needed to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

    Both state and federal laws require employers to provide women with break time where they can express breast milk. Not only are employers required to provide women with break time to express breast milk, employers are also required to provide women with a private, sanitary location, usually with an electrical outlet, where they can pump.  Moreover, it is unlawful for an employer to require women to pump their breast milk in a public restroom or bathroom.

    Despite these laws, many employers make no attempt to accommodate female employee’s breast pumping needs.  This can result in decreased breast milk supply, emotional distress, increased risk of health effects to the mother later in life and increased risks of lifelong health effects to their child.  It is for these reasons that the state and federal government have enacted laws protecting a mother’s right to express breast milk while at work.

    The attorneys at Aviso Law have litigated cases on the forefront of today’s modern breastfeeding laws.  Having represented clients against some of the nation’s largest employers, the lawyers at Aviso Law have helped numerous clients hold employers responsible for violating breastfeeding laws.  With the goal of providing personalized representation to each client, the attorneys at Aviso Law seek to provide high quality representation in order to achieve the best possible results.