I Got Fired Because I Pumped Breast Milk At Work

Manhattan fashion designer Elie Tahari fired a breast-feeding mom allegedly over her need to pump milk at work, according to a ­lawsuit.

Monica DiSalvo was a technical designer for Tahari for about five years when she returned from maternity leave in 2012.

When the new mom asked for a place to pump at work, it was “suggested that she use a closet that did not have a lock” or an electrical socket for her breast pump, she claims in court papers.

The luxury clothing-company “ultimately instructed Ms. DiSalvo to leave her office building and walk down the block to another building to pump her milk,” she charges in the Manhattan federal court filing.

DiSalvo alleged she was fired after she tried to slip out of an impromptu staff meeting to pump.

When she explained why she had to go, Tahari allegedly said, “So you’re just ­going to leave.”

DiSalvo was fired the next day, according to the lawsuit. She seeks unspecified damages. A rep for Tahari didn’t respond to a message.

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