We reported last week that the EEOC filed an appeal to the federal court of appeals seeking a reversal of the decision of a Texas judge who denied the Title VII claim of a woman who alleged that she was fired for seeking to pump breast milk while on the job, stating that "Lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition."

*We can now report that in a “friend of the court brief” submitted by the Texas Pediatric Society and the Texas Medical Association in support of the EEOC’s appeal, the two medical societies have rebuked the trial judge by contending (as our headline notes) that “since the yielding of milk by mammary glands is a medical condition caused by pregnancy and childbirth, lactation is a ‘related medical condition’ as contemplated by Title VII”

We are more convinced now that a reversal will be the result of the appeal.