Mom Fired For Breastfeeding Her Preemie on Breaks

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Marina Chavez was fired for breastfeeding her premature baby during her breaks from her job at a restaurant. But this a breastfeeding story with a happy ending ...


Jesus Acosta, the owner of Acosta Tacos in Los Angeles, fired Chavez after he found out she breast-fed her baby in her car during her work breaks.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing Commission ordered Acosta to pay more than $46,000 as compensation for Chavez's lost wages and emotional suffering. The Commission also ordered Acosta to develop a written policy prohibiting sex and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

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