This policy is to establish guidelines for promoting a breastfeeding-friendly work environment and supporting lactating employees at University of the Pacific. University of the Pacific supports the legal right and necessity of employees who choose to express milk in the workplace.
This policy applies to all university employees.
University of the Pacific is committed to promoting a work environment that supports breastfeeding and establishes that employees have a right to request lactation accommodations in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, California Labor Code sections 1030-1033 and the City of San Francisco's Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance. Communication
Lactation SpaceUniversity of the Pacific will provide breastfeeding employees with space in close proximity to the employee's work area that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public. The room or location may include the place where the employee normally works if it otherwise meets the requirements of the lactation space. Restrooms are prohibited from being utilized for lactation purposes. The lactation space must:
Employer Records:The Office of Human Resources will maintain a record of the written requests for lactation accommodation that includes the name of the employee, the date of the request, and a description of how the employer resolved the request. If an employer denies a request for lactation accommodation it must save the written denial. All of these records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of request.
Retaliation is prohibited against lactating employees for exercising their rights granted by the ordinance. This includes those who request time to express breast milk at work and/or who lodge a complaint related to the right to lactation accommodations. Violations of this policy will be addressed in accordance with the Disciplinary Action Policy for Compliance Misconduct [LINK].