Nurturing Equity: Understanding Lactation Accommodation and Paid Leave Rights for Home Visitors Supporting Families

Nurturing Equity: Understanding Lactation Accommodation and Paid Leave Rights for Home Visitors Supporting Families

Hosted by BreastfeedLA

Date: May 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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This specialized training addresses the essential topic of lactation accommodation and paid leave rights tailored for home visitors who support families. It navigates the intricacies of accommodating lactating workers, particularly in the context where resources and space may be limited. Furthermore, it examines the rights of immigrant workers and those in nontraditional or difficult workplaces, clarifying their eligibility for paid leave and avenues for recourse if their rights are infringed upon. Through this targeted training, home visitors will be empowered with the knowledge and strategies necessary to advocate for equitable workplace practices and support the families they serve effectively.

Learn About: 

  • In-depth understanding of lactation accommodation rights
  • Paid leave rights for low-wage and immigrant workers
  • How to support families effectively
  • How to utilize BreastfeedLA’s Know
  • Your Rights Toolkit and other resources to advocate for working families

Speakers:

  • Natalie Atkins, Continuing Education Coordinator | BreastfeedLA
  • Angelica Andrade, Administrative Assistant/Spanish Training Coordinator | BreastfeedLA
  • Jasmin Amian, Education & Training Manager | California Work & Family Coalition
  • Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, Project Manager, California Breastfeeding Coalition

Learning Objectives: 

  • Equip home visitors with in-depth understanding of lactation accommodation rights
    By the conclusion of the training, home visitors will possess a comprehensive understanding of the framework surrounding lactation accommodation in various work settings, enabling them to provide informed support and guidance to lactating workers they encounter during home visits.
  • Clarify paid leave rights for low-wage and immigrant workers
    Home visitors will gain clarity on the eligibility criteria for paid leave, with a specific focus on the rights of low-wage and immigrant workers. They will also learn about the appropriate steps to take if they encounter violations of these rights while supporting families.
  • Empower home visitors to support families effectively
    Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical strategies, home visitors will be equipped to advocate for workplace policies that promote equity and support the needs of lactating and low-wage workers. Additionally, they will learn how to effectively support families in navigating workplace challenges related to lactation accommodation and paid leave, fostering healthier outcomes for both caregivers and children.
  • Utilize BreastfeedLA’s Know Your Rights Toolkit and other resources to advocate for working families
    Home visitors will learn how to leverage the resources provided in BreastfeedLA’s Know Your Rights Toolkit to advocate for the rights of working families regarding lactation accommodation and paid leave. They will be equipped with practical tools and strategies to empower families to assert their rights in the workplace, ensuring a supportive environment for breastfeeding and caregiving.

Questions? Please contact info@breastfeedla.org