Yet another San Francisco incentive for employers to not hire women of child-bearing age.
ABC 7 San Francisco reports:
Under the new proposal, employers would have to have a lactation room for breastfeeding employees.Surprise, there is a crony lactation station company lurking in the background:
On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang introduced legislation setting minimum standards for lactation accommodations.
Lactation rooms cannot be a bathroom and must be near the mom's work area. It must be clean, have a seat and table with close access to a sink, electricity and a refrigerator.
Some employers may see complying as a burden, but the CEO of "Day One Baby", a company that sets up lactation stations for businesses like Microsoft, tells ABC7 News her clients understands the benefit.
"To get a more productive workforce and also create retention," said Esther Kestenbaum, with "Day One Baby".Of course, if creating a more productive workforce and creating retention outweighed the costs, dear Esther wouldn't have to support the SF government forcing this on employers.
And what next?
Perhaps nice quiet legislated hangover rooms. That would "create retention"!