(NEW HAVEN REGISTER) — NEW HAVEN — A woman who was fired from her job at Yale New Haven Hospital claims she was let go because she was insisting on pumping breast milk in her office.
Jill Grewcock, who worked as a clinical bed manager, has sued the hospital’s parent corporation for wrongful termination. In addition, Grewcock claims her First Amendment and state constitutional free-speech rights were violated.
While the hospital claimed Grewcock was terminated because she violated the federal medical privacy law known as HIPAA, Grewcock’s complaint, filed in state Superior Court, details a pattern of alleged harassment because she believed she needed to express milk in her office in order to fulfill her duties. Her suit also claims that hospital supervisors gave misinformation at a federal trial and that the accusation of a HIPAA violation was invalid.