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Teacher Says She Was Fired for Pumping at Work


Teacher Says She Was Fired for Pumping at Work

Heather Burgbacher, a Colorado mom and technology teacher, is claiming she was fired from her job at a charter school because she asserted her right to pump breast milk during her work day.

The new mom was assigning her students work at their desks and leaving them in the care of another teacher so that she could pump for 20 minutes. She claims her supervisor "cited disputes over her pumping schedule as a cause" for firing her. The school counters that her dismissal stemmed from a restructuring that rendered her skills a poor fit for the job.

As the Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenberger explains, Bumbacher's lawsuit is one of a rash of recent workplace anti-discrimination claims against employers who make it difficult for women to pump at work.

Via The Wall Street Journal's Juggle

Were you able to pump on the job? Did your employer help or hinder you?

Image Source: Medela via The Wall Street Journal

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