breastfeeding rights when returning to work also in toddler
hi there. thought this would be the best forum to post in. i went back to work as a teacher this week still breastfeeding, and have come across some issues. the room they have provided me with is fine as long as its during lesson time, as during lunch it's very busy. it is lockable but many people have keys! 2 days a week there is no non-contact time in my day to express, so the only option would be lunch, which isnt suitable. ive raised it as an issue and been told there is nothing they are prepared to do. hr policy says bosses have to be sympathetic towards breastfeeding mothers and provide rest breaks, but time off is not a statutory right. this is the bit thats a problem. if i have the right to rest breaks, does that not mean i have the right to non-contact time to express? work are being very difficult and the union didnt know anything about expressing at work. the hr expert in this matter is calling me next week, but what do i do on the day i dont have time to express this week?!?! i also asked about a risk assessmernt when i first went back and was told theyve provded me with a room so dont need to do one.