Breaks for Nursing Mothers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires employers to provide nursing mothers with reasonable break time, for up to one year after the birth of their child, so the mother may express milk. Franklin & Marshall College will provide a private area, other than a restroom, for the nursing mother to express milk. The mother will continue to be expected to perform her normal job duties and will not receive additional pay for break times.

Nursing mothers may make a request for breaks and space to express milk through their immediate supervisor. Employees are encouraged to discuss their needs with their supervisor and/or a representative from Human Resources well in advance, so that a suitable private area may be identified.

A Private Sign is available for nursing mothers to download and post on the door of the room they are using to express milk.

Nursing Mothers are encouraged to complete this form to request assistance and accommodations with the assistance of Human Resources.  A member of the Human Resources Department will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your needs.

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Policy Maintained by: Human Resources, Associate Vice President
Last Reviewed:  March 1, 2017