I have questions in regards to a situation occurring at my place of employment. I am a Certified Pharmacy Technician and 5 year employee of a large national retailer. I took maternity leave to have my baby and returned to work 8 weeks later as a breastfeeding mother. Since returning to work, I have been recorded several times, 12 total, while expressing breastmilk (pumping) topless. The corrective measures that corporate management informed me would be enforced have been disregarded. I have since had production issues and can no longer provide enough milk to sustain my daughter on breastmilk solely. My unpaid break times have increased substantially due to it now being more difficult to express milk. I feel as though the only action I have left to take is a legal one. I'm not sure what the correct legal terminology is for my situation. Do I even have a legal case?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You might have many possible claims against your employer and/or co-workers (or whoever is recording you) ranging from sexual assault to FMLA to disability issues to PPACA breastfeeding requirements. It's hard to say exactly what claims you have or how strong your claims may be but you would be doing yourself a disservice not to talk to a lawyer about your case. Most lawyers, myself included, will at least talk to you by phone or email without charge. I don't know what part of Texas you are in but if you are in north Texas I would be happy to talk to you in greater detail.
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