EEOC Brings Reverse Sex Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court has allowed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to proceed with a lawsuit against a weight-loss company for discriminating against men, the commission announced Thursday, in an unusual role reversal in gender discrimination suits filed by the commission.

“We are pleased by the court’s ruling allowing the EEOC to proceed to trial,” said EEOC regional attorney Jacqueline McNair of the ruling, which was handed down Aug. 31.

“This case is an example of the EEOC’s focus on systemic litigation,” McNair said. “Employers should be...
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