Accommodation for Nursing Mothers/Philadelphia Breastfeeding Ordinance

In keeping with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill - Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, all female Faculty, Staff, and Student-employees who breast feed their child (collectively referred to herein as "nursing mothers") will be provided reasonable break times to express milk throughout the day, each time they need to express milk, for as long as the employee has a need to express milk in a safe and sanitary environment.

The University will also provide appropriate private areas, other than bathrooms, for this purpose. The area provided, if not dedicated to the nursing mother's use, will be made available when needed by the employee. The area provided will be shielded from view, and free from any intrusion from coworkers and the public.

Nursing mothers who need to express milk during the day should contact their supervisor, department administrator, and/or Human Resources. Working with the nursing mother, the supervisor or department administrator is required to provide reasonable break times and to identify an appropriate location, as long as the requirements do not impose an undue hardship on the employer. If possible, break times may be taken during regularly scheduled meal and rest breaks.

Questions regarding this policy may be addressed to the Employee Relations Office at 215-926-2298 (7-2298).

updated: 11/16/2016
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