Weight Watchers Can't Escape Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 3:26 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Monday denied a bid from Weight Watchers to drop a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit accusing the company of discriminating against a pregnant job applicant, expressing doubts about the application of the company's goal weight policy to the woman.

U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman said the company behind Weight Watchers, WW Group Inc., failed to show that its policy of requiring applicants for group leader and receptionist positions to be within their predetermined goal weight related directly to the capability...
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