Hollywood, FL asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Florida

Q: Wife was told that breastfeeding our son wasn't allowed at the pool. We were approached by pool manager while lounging.

I was under the assumption that breastfeeding was allowed in any public area.

I asked the manager to show me the rules in writing where it shows breastfeeding isn't allowed.

He showed me a " rules & reguation" document stating

"[......"is a family environment, therefore attire is required. Indecent and inappropriate acts are prohibited. Any resident, their guest or hotel guests displaying such behavior will be asked to leave the pool and pool deck."

I would never consider a mother breastfeeding her child an indecent and inappropriate act.

Pool area is managed by 3rd party and not the hotel as area is shared by residences that has an association.

My wife and I are deeply offended. We have never had this issue before at any public or private area

Is there any action that we can take against the company for this form of discrimination?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: You are 200% correct. A woman May breastfeed a child anywhere in public she has a right to be.

It isn’t an indecent or inappropriate act.

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