Ex-employee says KFC made breastfeeding difficult for her

by Kim Boateng Posted on January 10th, 2019

Wilmington, Delaware: A former Kentucky Fried Chicken worker is suing two Delaware franchises she says made it difficult to pump breast milk during work, leading to her being unable to breastfeed.

The Wilmington News Journal reports Autumn Lampkins’ lawsuit accuses stores in Camden and Dover of making the task so difficult that her milk supply dried up.

The lawsuit says Lampkin’s was often unable to pump when needed and windows, unlocked doors and cameras stripped her privacy when she was able to pump. It says she was hired a few months before giving birth and was able to pump about once during each 10-hour training shift.

“This willful, intentional, and unlawful gender-based harassment and discrimination violates the laws and regulations of both the United States … and the State of Delaware,” the lawsuit reads.

“(She) had to resort to giving her son formula sooner than she wanted to since she was unable to pump breastmilk at work.”

Owner Mitra QSR LLC, of Texas, declined to comment on the gender discrimination and harassment lawsuit. A jury is set to see the case next month.

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