Can female employees expect separate, women-only break areas?

There is no legal requirement for separate break areas for women. Some states do have regulations in place that allow for reasonable accommodations for breastfeeding. The women must be provided a private, sanitary location for breastfeeding or pumping milk. Unpaid break time must be provided as well.

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A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
The questions and answers presented here are based on research and data from internet sources and should not be considered the final word.

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