Mom says store fired her over breastfeeding needs

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. — A central Indiana mother says she was wrongfully fired after asking her managers to find a suitable place at work where she could pump her breast milk.

Erika Zinn told FOX59, she was thrilled when she found out she’d been hired on as a seasonal employee at Rural King in Shelbyville. But a few days later, she said, she was fired.

The first-time mom said she breastfeeds, because her 11-month-old daughter refuses to drink anything else. So when she was brought on to work at Rural King, she was up front about her needs.

“I brought that up immediately in my orientation explaining that…if I work over 4 hours, I need to pump,” explained Zinn. “I need to have milk at home for her. She won’t take formula.”

She said a manager told her to use the restroom during her break. Zinn refused.

“Why would I…

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