Judge OKs bias suit over breast-feedingThe Sacramento Bee, By Edgar Sanchez -- Bee Staff Writer,
Published 2:15 a.m. PST Saturday, December 21, 2002
"A woman who contends she was harassed for breast-feeding her baby while working for the state Assembly can tell her story to a jury, a Sacramento judge ruled Friday.
Harper said her problems began in March 2001, after she gave birth to her first baby and returned to work in the travel office in Sacramento.
Acting on the advice of her doctor, she nursed her child for one-half hour at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Assembly's day-care center. She also used a special nursing room set aside for women to pump milk.
In return, the suit said, Harper gave up her one-hour lunch break.
For three weeks, her bosses accommodated her nursing needs as required by law, the suit said.
But on April 10, 2001, she received a letter from Waldie asking her to restrict the nursing to lunch hour, the suit added."