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EEOC, LA Weight Loss Settle Sex Case For $20M

Law360 (December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $20 million settlement with now-defunct Los Angeles Weight Loss Centers Inc. over allegations that it repeatedly discriminated against qualified male applicants.

The two parties reached a consent decree on Monday, solidifying an end to the long-standing dispute filed five years ago in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

“We brought this lawsuit to advance the legal right to a workplace free of sex discrimination and to remind employers that they must make employment decisions...
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