A New York federal court complaint, filed last week, alleges that Jay Z's company, Tidal, discriminated against an employee who was returning from maternity leave. The complaint alleges that the day after the new mother explained to her boss that she needed a private room to pump milk in, she was terminated.
The terminated employee had only returned to work for one week before being terminated. During that week, she did use a private office to pump. However, she was allegedly told that she should stop and pump in a bathroom (which is a violation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The lawsuit was filed under both state and federal civil rights laws, as well as for breach of contract and an intentional tort.