Weight Watchers Accused Of Snubbing Pregnant Job Seeker

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday sued the company behind Weight Watchers in Michigan federal court, claiming the company refused to hire a woman as a group leader because she was pregnant when she applied for the job.

EEOC alleges that The WW Group Inc. illegally discriminated against Wendy Lamond-Broughton when, in September 2009, it refused to hire her after learning of her pregnancy.

Lamond-Broughton claims that when she interviewed by telephone with Weight Watchers area manager Carolyn Bough, Bough told her that it...
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Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The WW Group, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-11124

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Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

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Paul D. Borman

Date Filed

March 13, 2012

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