Discrimination on the basis of breastfeeding is unlawful under both Queensland and Federal law. This means you cannot be treated less favourably or adversely because you choose to breastfeed or express breastmilk in the workplace. The provision of safe and clean spaces and sufficient time to breastfeed at work is a workplace right. Breastfeeding is a protected ground of discrimination. Making an employee feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding, not providing adequate facilities or breaks to breastfeed or express breastmilk, or being asked to express or breastfeed in inappropriate places, such as toilets, may constitute discrimination.
This information sheet outlines your legal rights, if you have an EA, workplace policies, arranging breastfeeding at work, Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and references.
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Industrial Relations,Workplace Health Safety
Creation Date: 25 Aug 2022
Latest Update: 04 Nov 2022
Date Authored: 01 Jan 2021
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