Scharfenberger Law Blog

Breastfeeding mothers must be excused from Jury Duty in Kentucky.

If you are breast-feeding you must be excused from jury duty in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 29A.100(4) provides: “The judge shall excuse a mother who is breastfeeding a child or expressing breast milk from jury service until such time […]

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An Employer Must Provide a Place and Time to Breast-feed

A recently enacted Federal Law requires employers to provide a place and time for a woman to breastfeed.  Among many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Breast-feeding in Public or Private is Legal in Kentucky, But the Debate Continues.

You may not know it, but it’s perfectly legal to breast-feed your child in a public or private location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 211.755(3) states that: “No person shall interfere with a mother breast-feeding her child in any […]

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If you are not prepared to see it on the front page of your local paper…Do not put it on Facebook

What you post on Facebook can be used against you in Court. If you’re sharing something with your friends, you may as well be sharing directly with the local paper: A recent ruling in a U.S. federal court says that […]

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Adult Bullying in the Workplace may result in Lawsuits

Morning news anchor Jennifer Livingston, who works for a CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wis., became a news story herself this week when she used her local television platform to call out a viewers’ negative email regarding her weight. In […]

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No Cause of Action for ‘Lactation Discrimination’ after woman says she was fired for pumping breast milk.

Does being fired for requesting to pump breast milk fall under pregnancy discrimination? According to a federal Judge in Texas there is no cause of action for “lactation discrimination”. See the ABA article below: A federal judge in Texas says […]

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Ethics Complaint against Wisconsin District Attorney for sexting

This past December the ABA posted an article dealing with Legal Ethics and a DA from Wisconsin. The complaint contained text messages that were saved by the woman who complained. ABA article:   An ethics complaint seeks a six-month suspension for a […]

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Think your employer is too big to pursue a sexual harassment suit? Think again.

When you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, it’s common to believe that your boss is too powerful to make pursuing a sexual harassment case worthwhile. However, this is not the case. The law is on your side. […]

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