Supreme Court Rules Firing A Mom Because She’s Breastfeeding Is Not Sex Discrimination

According to the ACLU, a Nationwide Insurance worker alleged that she was denied a place to pump breast milk when she returned to work from maternity leave. When she protested, the woman – Angela Ames – was coerced into resigning by her supervisor, who told her she should “just go home and be with your babies”.

Last week, the Supreme Court sent her the same message – go home ­– rejecting her petition for a review of the dismissal of her case. The denial of her petition effectively means the end of the line for her case.

The courts dismissed Angela’s case saying that she didn’t take sufficient steps to complain internally before writing her letter of resignation – even though her own supervisor was the one who handed her the pen and dictated what to write – and therefore, she wasn’t really fired. The courts found it irrelevant that Angela was supposed to take these additional steps while engorged and waiting for a pumping room that her employer told her wouldn’t be available for several days, according to the ACLU.

More:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-that-firing-woman-for-breastfeeding-not-sexist-because-men-can-lactate/

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