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Jessica Lee, J.D.

  • Speaker Type: Ethics 2021
  • Country: USA

Jessica Lee is a Staff Attorney at the Center for WorkLife Law, and co-founder of the Center’s Nursing Mothers Law Project. She works to advance gender equality in the workplace and in education, and is a nationally recognized expert on discrimination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Lee has provided know-your-rights resources and training on workplace supports for breastfeeding to thousands of healthcare providers, public health practitioners, and employers. She also seeks to prevent discrimination by working with institutions to draft and implement family-responsive policies.

Lee’s writing has been featured in publications ranging from Harvard Business Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education to the journals Breastfeeding Medicine and Midwifery and Women’s Health. She is a co-author of the study, Exposed: Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Workers.

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Lactation and Work: Ethically Guiding Clients Through Workplace Barriers
One of the most challenging experiences on a parent’s lactation journey is managing return to work. When lactating workers have access to both time and space for expressing breast milk, they are more likely to meet their breast/chestfeeding goals, yet many struggle to access these simple accommodations. Participants will gain an understanding of how workplace conditions influence lactation, become familiar with key legal principles protecting lactating parents in the workplace, and, learn strategies to ethically support their clients in reducing workplace barriers to continued lactation.
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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks