Teacher Fired For Pumping Breast Milk at Work Files Lawsuit

A Colorado teacher claims she was fired for pumping breast milk at work.

Heather Burgbacher claims her contract teaching technology at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado was not renewed because she breastfed her baby, requiring her to pump breast milk during the work day. Despite a Colorado law stating employers have to make reasonable accommodations to working mothers who want to pump breast milk, the teacher said the human resources director recommended she supplement her child’s breast milk with formula.

To continue breastfeeding her baby, she required a substitute in her classroom for 20 minutes a day, three times a week. Heather has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school. The school claims that their decision is not based upon that issue, however. Hopefully if that is the case, they will provide the proper documentation claiming a valid reason for her termination.

Hat tip to Huff Post Parents via @KarinKingKade.

image source

Tagged as: