EEOC Pushes For Info In Weight Watchers Pregnancy Bias Suit

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 3:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday pressed a Michigan federal judge to lift discovery constraints in its case accusing a Weight Watchers franchise group of discriminating against a pregnant job applicant, arguing it should be allowed to examine treatment of the company’s pregnant employees.

The commission's request comes in response to a move for summary judgment by the WW Group Inc., doing business as Weight Watchers, which contends that since the pregnant applicant, Wendy Lamond-Broughton, was not at “goal weight” at the time she...
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