AB 1576: Superior Court Lactation Rooms

Pregnancy discrimination accommodations.

AB 1576: Superior Court lactation rooms beginning July 1, 2024

Until AB 1576, nursing parents who visited California Superior Courts had no choice but to pump or feed their babies while sitting on a toilet in the courthouse bathroom or in the hallway across from their adversaries. This includes nursing lawyers, whose work requires spending hours tethered to the courtroom in hearings and trials.

Fortunately, beginning July 1, 2024, California Superior Courts will be required to provide court users, including lawyers and litigants, with access to a lactation room in any courthouse which a lactation room is also provided to court employees. The bill requires the lactation room to meet the requirements imposed upon an employer with respect to providing a lactation room for employees.