WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS/AP) — A jury in New Castle County has ruled that a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise must pay over $1.5 million to a former employee who said she was demoted because she wanted to pump her breast milk.

The News Journal reports Autumn Lampkins was awarded $25,000 in compensatory damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages Friday.

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A lawsuit says co-workers and supervisors at KFC and KFC/Taco Bell restaurants made it so difficult for Lampkins to pump during her shift that her milk supply dried up.

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Documents show she was hired months after giving birth in 2014 and was only allowed to pump about once during each 10-hour training shift. The lawsuit says she was demoted and struggled and co-workers complained she got “breaks” to pump breast milk.

Lawyers representing the franchisee didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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