Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Indiana

Q: Can my boss make me use / take away my scheduled breaks to pump breastmilk?

Because of my schedule I pump at 8:30 , my 15 min break is at 9 which I am no longer allowed to take. My boss also said I have to pump during my lunch , my lunch is only 45 min long so by the time I'm done I will only have about 25 min left. Can my boss do this? Or am I allowed to say no to this.

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Generally, there are no laws that require employers to offer any certain length or amount of break time for employees. In your situation, if your employer offers scheduled break times, they may request that you pump during these break times. If this is not possible for you to do during your scheduled breaks, however, you should contact an Indiana employment attorney to further discuss your situation.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.