Home Depot

Home Depot’s Nampa store is at 2003 N. Cassia St.

A Nampa woman who claimed management at a Home Depot in Nampa did not allow her to take breaks to pump breast milk is asking a U.S. district judge to reconsider his decision to dismiss the case, writes Idaho Press reporter Emily Lowe.

Randi Allred, who filed the lawsuit in November 2017, worked at Home Depot for four years, including in Meridian and Nampa, before she felt compelled to quit, citing intolerable work conditions.

According to the complaint, Allred’s child was diagnosed with soy and cow milk allergies and needed to be breast fed. The lawsuit claims Home Depot management did not allow Allred to take breaks to pump her breast milk even though she provided her supervisor with a medical note that recommended the breaks. Allred said her manager at the time, Josh Hazlett, scheduled her for 10-hour shifts, seven days a week.

You can read Lowe's full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today's edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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