Nascar superstar Kasey Kahne issued an apology for making offensive remarks regarding breastfeeding in public. In a tweet, Kahne stated the following: “Just walking through the supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kids. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t! One boob put away one boob hanging!!! #nasty.” The statement instantaneously took on a war of words on twitter, leaving many offended by the crude remark. Full article.
Under New York law, employers must allow breastfeeding mothers reasonable, unpaid break times to express milk and make a reasonable attempt to provide a private location for her to do so. In addition, an employer may not discriminate against breastfeeding mothers who need to take reasonable breaks to pump. N.Y. Labor Law § 206-c. Additionally, N.Y. Public Health Law § 2505-a creates the Breastfeeding Mothers Bill of Rights and requires it to be posted in a public place in each maternal health care facility.
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