$3.8 million to female firefighter not allowed to privately pump breast milk

April 22, 2019

Have you been harassed at work?

A jury has awarded a female firefighter $3.8 million after she claims she faced discrimination and retaliation when she asked for a designated area to pump breast milk.


Tucson, Arizona firefighter Carrie Clark, waged a 5 year legal battle, alleging the Tucson Fire Department sexually discriminated against her and retaliated against her. The lawsuit also claimed that TFD violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act under Title VII.


Under state and federal law, workplaces must have a private space, (other than a bathroom), for women to pump breast milk, and cannot discriminate in the workplace based on "pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." Read more about this lawsuit and the decision here.


Are you a victim of harassment at work? Ultimately, receiving legal advice gives you the additional benefit of proper counsel as well as more equal footing in the lawsuit battle.


At the law offices of Verner Smith, we have handled hundreds of cases over the decades, and will be glad to review your potential case. Contact our main office at (731) 423-1888 today.

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