Provides for reasonable break times for county employees to express breast milk for up to two years after child's birth, including paid breaks if those are available for non-nursing employees; includes several other protections for nursing mothers.
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Refers to women and children (§ 17.37(1)).
Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.)
Sec. 17.37 specifies various duties for the supervisor/departmental administrator, including providing reasonable break times for nursing mothers, setting aside an appropriate space for milk expression, and designating when the county must allow nursing mothers to take paid breaks to express milk.
Section 17.37 (4) provides "[a]n employee whose right to take reasonable break time to express breast milk for her child as provided under subsection (1) is interfered with, restrained, or denied in violation of subsection (3)(a) or who is discharged or discriminated against in violation of subsection (3)(b) may file a complaint with the human resources department, and the department shall process the complaint in the same manner that employment discrimination complaints are processed." It is unclear whether penalties are associated with the employment discrimination complaint process. See also, § 17.207 (grievance procedures).
Chapter 17 (Classification Salary Standardization Ordinance). Ordinances/history: Created - June 23, 2016, J. Proc.