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A jury has ruled that a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise must pay a former Delaware employee more than $1.5 million in a discrimination case filed after she said she was demoted for wanting to pump breast milk.
According to a report by The News Journal, Autumn Lampkins was awarded $25,000 in compensatory damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages Friday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Lampkins, who was hired a few months after giving birth in 2014, claimed in the lawsuit that she was demoted and faced discrimination from co-workers and supervisors at KFC and KFC/Taco Bell for trying to pump breast milk at work.
“The jury sent a message that employers cannot treat lactating women differently in the workplace,” said one the Delaware woman’s attorneys.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 12, 2019
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