The American Academy of Pediatrics, long time advocates of breastfeeding, recently updated their research and findings of the beneficial impact of breastfeeding on the health of both the mother and the child.
It is in the best interests of the employee, her workplace, and the potential health of her child that the workplace support lactation accommodation as part of our efforts to help employees experience work-life balance.
Provides guidance for students who wish to take a leave of absence for pregnancy, adoption or childbirth-related reasons.
Complies with the requirements of California Education Code 66281.7.
Or maybe you want to build up credit for accommodating that you might use later.
(This technique can backfire if you end up with a reputation for not standing your ground.
Use this strategy carefully.) Two other times when an accommodating strategy can be appropriate: (1) if you are a manager and want your subordinates to take on responsibility and learn from their own mistakes, and (2) when you are hopelessly outmatched in power and the other side is using a competing strategy and you are going to lose anyway. If you feel that your concerns are never acknowledged and your opinions are ignored, you may be too accommodating.
This policy is intended to provide an accommodation for the demands placed on a woman by late-stage pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of a newborn.
Lactation accommodation goals are to: All women who breastfeed their child, and who need to express milk during the working day, will work with their supervisor and Human Resources to determine how best to accommodate the needs of the mother while still accomplishing the performance of her job.
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