In keeping with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill—Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, all female faculty, staff and student employees who breastfeed their child (collectively referred to herein as nursing mothers) will be provided reasonable break times throughout the day; a safe and sanitary nursing area will also be made available.

Nursing Areas

The university will provide appropriate private areas, other than bathrooms, for this purpose. The area provided, if not dedicated to the nursing mother's use, will be made available when needed by the employee. The area provided will be shielded from view, and free from any intrusion from coworkers and the public.

Requesting Accommodation

Nursing mothers who need to take breaks during the day should contact their supervisor, department administrator and/or Human Resources. Working with the nursing mother, the supervisor or department administrator is required to provide reasonable break times and to identify an appropriate location, as long as the requirements do not impose an undue hardship on the employer. If possible, break times may be taken during regularly scheduled meal and rest breaks.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the university's workplace accommodation policies, call 215-926-2290 or email