Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery

Remember This Next Time You're Replacing Your Lost Gloves Or Umbrella

Totes/Isotoner may technically have been within the law when they fired a woman for pumping breastmilk for her five-month-old infant while on the job, but I'm within the law when I declare a one-woman boycott of their brands. Discrimination against a nursing mother doesn't constitute gender discrimination? Really?

As the dissenting Ohio Supreme Court Justice put it:
There is no evidence in the record about any limit on the length of unscheduled restroom breaks and no evidence that employees had to seek permission from a supervisor to take an unscheduled restroom break. There is evidence only that unscheduled bathroom breaks were allowed and that LaNisa Allen was fired for taking them. What made her breaks different?
What made her breaks different was that for fifteen minutes out of every workday, she was trying to do what medical science has shown again and again was best for her baby, and someone up the supervisory foodchain thought boobies were gross.

There are plenty of other companies that make gloves and umbrellas. I've never paid much attention to brands when I've bought those things. I'll be paying attention now.
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