Major Airline Accused Of Discriminating Against Breastfeeding Pilots

The current effort to pass similar legislation at the federal level, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, is stalled out in Congress, said Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center.

Male-dominated workplaces tend to see more of these kinds of discrimination cases, said Martin, who has talked to many women facing this issue.

“There is some either implicit or explicit resistance to women doing the job at all,” she said. “There are issues in police departments, truck driving; it’s pretty common.”