Utah Passes Breastfeeding Protection Law

It’s now illegal under Utah’s antidiscrimination law to discriminate against a female employee because she breastfeeds or has a medical condition related to breastfeeding.  The amendment to the law modifies the definition of pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions to include breastfeeding and related medical conditions.

Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the law last Friday, March 20. This followed by just a few weeks his signing of legislation protecting gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination.

This makes Utah the 26th state in the country to pass a law protecting breastfeeding at work. The National Conference of State Legislatures keeps track of these laws.

For the text of the law, H.B. 105, click here.


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