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Employer Fined for Firing Breastfeedin’ Mom

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Employer Fined for Firing Breastfeedin’ Mom

A Los Angeles restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than $46,000 for firing an employee who dared to breastfeed her baby during her breaks.

Who does this woman think she is, believing she can just FEED her hungry baby?!  Geesh.  The audacity, I tell ya.

Yes, yes, that’s right:  the owner fired the mother for breastfeeding her premature baby OUT IN HER CAR, not even in the restaurant — not that there would be anything wrong with that either.

Owner of Acosta Tacos, Jesus Acosta, was ordered to pay former employee Marina Chavez for lost pay and emotional suffering.   Damn straight.  The Fair Employment and Housing Commission found Acosta liable for “sex discrimination, retaliation and failure to prevent discrimination.”   Damn straight squared.  In addition to his fines and fees, Acosta has been required to write a policy preventing discrimination against pregnancy and gender in the workplace.

I’m guessing Acosta is, um, nursing (ha, haaaaa!) his wounds right about now.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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