Vermont Law and UVM Policy Related to Nursing Mothers

The Law

Vermont legislation protects a woman’s right to express breast milk for a nursing baby while at work by requiring an employer to provide uncompensated time and make a reasonable effort to provide a private space in which women employees can express milk. To see the full text of the law, click here.

Key Points:

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The University of Vermont, in compliance with state law, adopts this policy to support the health and well-being of employees and their infant children by providing a workplace that supports a decision of an employee to breastfeed. The University supports and encourages the practice of breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by employees who are breastfeeding when they return to work. Additionally, it is the policy of the University of Vermont to prohibit discrimination and harassment of breastfeeding employees who exercise their rights under this policy.

Responsibilities and Procedures

Role of the Employee

Role of the Supervisor

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