Monday, November 10, 2003

Firms urged to give breast treatment to new mothers

"Nearly eight in ten health and safety workers in UK firms are confused over whether women are allowed to breastfeed at work, according to new research. The study, conducted by business information providers Croner, found that just 23 per cent of those questioned were fully aware of the legal requirements surrounding the issue - putting many companies at risk of legal action under the Sex Discrimination Act. Croner said that it has received a large increase of queries to its helpline on the subject since the case of former RAF engineer Helen Williams, who took her employer to court last year after they refused to let her take breastfeeding breaks...."

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