I don't consider myself a lactivist by any means, but figured this is the best place to ask my question
I work at CVS. I only work 2 or 3 shifts a week, for 5 or 6 hours at a time. I do need to pump at least once in a shift.
There's not really a practical, discreet place to pump. We have a break room, but it doesn't have a lock on the door. This means that basically anyone working can walk in at any time. At my store in particular, the door to the breakroom is accessible to the public and is right next to the public restroom doors, so really, anyone could walk in, thinking they were walking into the restroom by mistake. A sign on the door would of course be far from discreet.
There is a room that locks, the office. However, of course the managment has a key and can walk in at any time as a result. Though, they are of course nice enough NOT too, so I am not so much worried about them walking in on me. The issue with the office is that for security reasons, it has a camera and video recorder.
The only place in the store with a locking door and no camera is the restroom. Gross. It's questionable to even USE the restroom, let alone sit there and pump. And from a practical standpoint, locking myself in the restroom for 15 to 30 minutes isn't a good idea anyway.
This is a problem across several stores in my area, as I have worked at different locations. At some locations, the breakroom, the restrooms and the office are all locked away behind the same key coded door, but since we allow the public to use the restrooms, again anyone can be let in at any time.
So, my questions:
I understand that the law says they are supposed to provide time and location for pumping? Is that correct?
And if so, how would this situation fit into the law? And, if they aren't reallly following the law, is there something I can or should do about it?
ETA: having worked in retail often in the past, I believe this is probably problem in many if not post retail locations, so I am also wondering what other nursing mammas working retail have done?