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Weight-loss business settles discrimination case

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Photo - In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,  Wendy Lamond-Broughton and her children Bryce, 4, and Blair, 5, pose for a photo in their home in Rochester Hills, Mich. Weight Watchers has agreed to pay Lamond-Broughton $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The Detroit News reports that 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. 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. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Wendy Lamond-Broughton and her children Bryce, 4, and Blair, 5, pose for a photo in their home in Rochester Hills, Mich. Weight Watchers has agreed to pay Lamond-Broughton $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The Detroit News reports that 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. 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. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
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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.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1qq4f2l ) 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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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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