Victory for breastfeeding
TWO women employed by cut-price airline easyJet won a victory over the right to breastfeed at work yesterday.
And the breakthrough could set a precedent for other female workers.
The two Bristol-based cabin crew members, Sara Ambacher and Cynthia McFarlane, went to an employment tribunal through their union Unite.
They alleged easyJet had failed to adjust their jobs to meet their needs to breastfeed, either by limiting their duty days to eight-hour shifts to allow them to express milk or by offering ground duties.
Unite said the company’s failure to meet their needs was discriminatory under... read more
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