Employer Fined for Firing Breastfeedin’ Mom
Aug 24, 2009 | Filed Under: In the News | Tags: Breastfeeding
A Los Angeles restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than $46,000 for firing an employee who dared to breastfeed her baby during her breaks.
Who does this woman think she is, believing she can just FEED her hungry baby?! Geesh. The audacity, I tell ya.
Yes, yes, that’s right: the owner fired the mother for breastfeeding her premature baby OUT IN HER CAR, not even in the restaurant — not that there would be anything wrong with that either.
Owner of Acosta Tacos, Jesus Acosta, was ordered to pay former employee Marina Chavez for lost pay and emotional suffering. Damn straight. The Fair Employment and Housing Commission found Acosta liable for “sex discrimination, retaliation and failure to prevent discrimination.” Damn straight squared. In addition to his fines and fees, Acosta has been required to write a policy preventing discrimination against pregnancy and gender in the workplace.
I’m guessing Acosta is, um, nursing (ha, haaaaa!) his wounds right about now.