ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 2294
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: OCTOBER 13, 2016
The Assembly Labor Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 2294.
This bill expands certain civil rights protections under the "Law Against Discrimination" P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.) to include breastfeeding and expressing milk or related medical conditions. Under this bill, it would be a civil rights violation for a working woman to be fired or otherwise discriminated against because of breastfeeding or expressing her milk during breaks.
The bill also requires an employer to provide reasonable break time each day and a suitable location for an employee who is breastfeeding to express her milk in private.