Sep 19, 2012 8:26 AM by Garrett Boyd
DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a discrimination complaint filed against a Jefferson County charter school under the Colorado Nursing Mothers Act.
The ACLU announced the confidential financial settlement Tuesday.
Heather Burgbacher filed her complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year after the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen decided not to renew her contract. Burbacher alleged that the school failed to provide a private place for her to pump breast milk or someone to cover her classes during three, 20 minute periods a week she needed to express milk at work.
Academy spokeswoman Kelli Anderson says the school has policies to accommodate nursing mothers and says Burgbacher's non-renewal had nothing to do with breastfeeding. She says the school settled the complaint so it can focus on students.