News Item: USA latest breastfeeding court cases
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Friday 05 October 2007 - 20:48:00
On sept 14th in Toledo Ohio: An employee at PacSun, a women and men's fashions accessories retailer at Westfield Franklin Park Mall, asked a woman who was breast-feeding her child to leave the store, according to the woman. The law allowing breast-feeding in OH took effect on Sept. 16 2005
Please see the following link for further detail: http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=6367
On July 20, 2007, in Columbus OH, Lifestyle Family Fitness has paid $2,500 to a woman who complained that she was told to breast-feed her son in a locker room, and the company has agreed to change its policy. back on Aug. 29 2006, a manager told her it was inappropriate and that she wouldn't be allowed in the Kids' Club anymore if she did it again. She was told to feed her son in the locker room. Swank said that was unreasonable because adults don't eat in bathrooms.
The international breast-feeding symbol -- a stylized image of a woman breast-feeding -- must be posted above its Kids' Club areas and cannot be removed without permission from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
On July 15 2007, in Fayetteville, NC, Tabitha Redding's husband brought her children to the mall food court for lunch. Redding said she took a break to join them and breast-feed her 3-month-old son, Sean.
When he was full, she gave him back to her husband, washed her hands and went back to work.
Two days later, her boss called.
Redding said a representative from the Army and Air Force Exchange Services, the organization that runs the commissaries and mini-malls on Fort Bragg, had called her boss to say that Sean’s Sunday lunch had offended someone else in the food court. “I was told it was inappropriate and unprofessional,” Redding said. “Those are (my boss’s) words.” See following article for complete story: http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=268120
In June 2007 in Lexington KY, Brooke Ryan walked into a Nicholasville Road Applebee’s restaurant to celebrate an anniversary lunch with her children.
She walked out humiliated, in tears and without the lunch.
But the incident over breast-feeding her 7-month-old son at Applebee’s has spurred the soft-spoken 34-year-old to start a public awareness campaign on the rights of breastfeeding women in Kentucky. The law to freely breastfeed in KY passed in 2006. Refer to the following article for further detail: http://www.kentucky.com/181/story/161782.html
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