Manage a breastfeeding employee

Key points

  • Employers must ensure that employees who are breastfeeding are not required to perform any work that could place their health or that of their child at risk.
  • Employers are under a duty to provide nursing mothers with "suitable facilities" to rest.
  • An employer could be at risk of a claim of indirect sex discrimination if it unreasonably refuses to provide an appropriate degree of support and flexibility for a breastfeeding employee.

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