Weight Watchers to Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

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DETROIT – The WW Group., Inc., a company based in Farmington Hills, Mich., doing business as Weight Watchers, will pay $45,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s suit, Weight Watchers’ More...

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