NCDOT settles breastmilk pumping lawsuit with former DMV investigator

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation has agreed to pay a former DMV investigator $75,000 to settle a lawsuit, according to a settlement agreement.

Tyima Jenkins of Concord, and her attorney Walter Bowers, alleged that the DMV failed to provide the proper accommodations for Jenkins to pump breastmilk at work.

Jenkins’ suit also alleged that the DMV impeded her from using a private and secure location to pump breastmilk and retaliated against her for complaining about her situation.

In an interview earlier this year, she explained that she was seeking damages through the lawsuit, but said she was hoping that sharing her story would help other women in male-dominated fields.

“Privacy should be given, especially for a nursing mother…it’s not that hard,” Jenkins said in February.

The former investigator said she had no ill will toward any of the men or women she used to work with, but just wished that better accommodations had been made sooner.

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