Judith Miller on Needing a Lactation Space During Jury Duty and Being Offered the Men's Room

Ensuring Courthouse Doors Remain Open to Lactating Parents

Our client Judith Miller knows all too well the frustration and harm that can result when a courthouse does not make appropriate lactation accommodations available. When Ms. Miller reported for jury duty at the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, she sought access to a lactation space that was advertised on the Court’s website. However, over the course of several hours, she was unable to reach anyone who could let her into the locked lactation room. The only alternative option offered to her for pumping was to use a men’s restroom. Ultimately, Ms. Miller had to leave the courthouse and was prevented from serving her jury duty. We spoke with Ms. Miller about her experience for the short video above.

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