The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a woman because she is breastfeeding
The legislation also covers discrimination because of activities related to breastfeeding, such as expressing milk.
Breastfeeding discrimination examples
- An employer unreasonably refuses to provide a clean quiet place for a breastfeeding employee to express milk while at work.
- A woman is asked to leave a restaurant when she breastfeeds her infant.
Information and enquiry service
Individuals, employers and business operators can access the Commission's statewide telephone information and enquiry service.
Making a complaint
Make a complaint to the Commission on the Complaint Form about breastfeeding discrimination.
The complaint must be lodged with the Commission within 1 year of the discrimination happening.
The Commission's service is free.