District Of Columbia

District Of Columbia

Public Breastfeeding Law

“To amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to include breastfeeding as part of the definition of discrimination on the basis of sex, to ensure a woman=s right to breastfeed in any location where she has the right to be with her child, public or private, to require employers to provide reasonable daily unpaid break periods and a sanitary location so that breastfeeding mothers are able to express breast milk for their children, and to require the Department of Health to monitor breastfeeding rates in the District of Columbia and the number and nature of complaints regarding violations of this act received by the Office of Human Rights.”

Work Place Pumping Law

The federal workplace pump law provides more protections than the District of Columbia's law about workplace pumping. As a result, the federal workplace pump law does take presidence over the below law. https://www.nationwidenursein.com/federal/workplace-pumping

"An employer must provide reasonable daily unpaid break periods for an employee to express breast milk. If the employer already provides a paid or unpaid break period to the employee, such time shall run concurrently with the required break period. An employer may be exempted from this requirement if it shows compliance would create an undue hardship. The employer must make reasonable efforts to provide the employee with a sanitary, private space close to her work location where she can express milk. D.C. Code § 2-1402.82(d)."