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New Jersey Amends Its Law Against Discrimination to Provide Protections to Nursing Mothers

On January 8, 2018, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed new legislation (the “Amendment”) amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) to add breastfeeding as a protected class under the law. The Amendment, which takes effect immediately, makes it unlawful to discriminate or retaliate against an employee that the employer knows, or should know, is either breastfeeding or expressing milk for her infant child.

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Is Breastfeeding Bias the EEOC’s Next Battleground?

by Christina J. Fletcher

As further evidence of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) focus on “caregiver” discrimination, the EEOC has signaled its strong support for protecting working women from discrimination based on lactation or breastfeeding in a case now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

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