A Denver area student who was nursing her 8 month old baby was penalized after she took a break to pump during a four hour class. Her professor approved the breaks, but then lowered her participation grade.
ABC News Denver reports:
"I asked him 'Why is my participation grade so low? I've been here every single day,'" said Osowski. "And he said, 'Well, you made the choice to leave to pump.'"
When she complained to Metro State officials, Osowski said she got no response. Metro State officials, however, told 7NEWS Reporter Jaclyn Allen that her complaint has prompted them to create a new policy.
"Our new policy specifically says that faculty would not be able to penalize students for having a need such as this," said Steve Monaco, the Health Services Director for the Health Center of Auraria.
Wondering if this mom was covered by the Break Time for Nursing Mothers federal law? I assume that, unless she was also working and covered by the FLSA, she is not.