Woman told to get off bus for breast-feeding her baby
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:21:03 GMT —
Update: July 12th
The bus driver, who told a nursing mother to get off of the bus, received a three-day unpaid suspension, according to the Associated Press. The report says both the driver and a dispatcher were punished for violating company policy and using profanity.
A Michigan mother was allegedly forced to get off of a public bus because she was breast feeding while on-board.
Moon says the woman bus driver then demanded that she either cover up, or get off the bus.
Moon tells the Detroit Free Press, I had him in a football wrap. She wasn TMt seeing much.
The Associated Press reports security guards boarded the bus on the next stop, and questioned the nursing mother.
In Michigan, breast-feeding mothers are protected by the law. The legislation states, A mother's breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute nudity irrespective of whether or not the nipple is covered during or incidental to the feeding.
SMART officials tell the A.P. that the company will remind their several hundred drivers that women are allowed to breast-feed while riding. Officials say the woman bus driver was placed on paid leave as the investigation continues.
Do you think the bus driver should be fired for asking the nursing mom to get off the bus?