The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a six-figure verdict in favor of a Stephanie Hicks, a former narcotics task force investigator for the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police department. She sued, and won, after her former employer refused to permit her to pump her breast milk after returning from maternity leave.
Refused might be an over-exaggeration. But not by much. The police department allowed her to pump, but only in the not-so-private confines of the locker room, where any co-worker passing by could see. Aside from invading her privacy, it also violates federal law, which requires employers to provide women with a