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Weight-loss Business Settles Discrimination Case

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - A weight-loss business has agreed to pay a Detroit-area woman $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

According to Detroit News reports Wendy Lamond-Broughton joined Weight Watchers and lost 30 pounds following the birth of her first child and sought a job at the weight-loss company.

She says she was told in September 2009 that she couldn't be hired, however, because she was pregnant again. Lamond-Broughton says she's "shocked and hurt."

The WW Group Inc. agreed to pay 40-year-old Lamond-Broughton, of Rochester Hills, to settle the lawsuit in U.S. District Court. In a statement Tuesday, the company said it has employed a workforce of primarily women for more than 40 years, including many who were pregnant.

Court records show WW Group denies discrimination allegations and made no admission of liability.


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