IT WAS A breast-feeding mother who suffered the judgment of others that led to legislation signed into law yesterday giving working moms a leg up.
Councilman David Oh sponsored the bill after representing a woman who had a baby and returned to work but wanted to pump breast milk, which her employer allowed.
But, Oh said, "she was harassed [by colleagues] to the point where she was driven to quit her job.
"There's no reason why she should have been harassed and not allowed to express milk," Oh said of the case, which he handled as a lawyer before being elected to office. "This law protects women, and in doing so, it advances our society."