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Pregnancy Discrimination Charges brought in Philadelphia

Posted on November 19th, 2012

Philadelphia, PA: (May-21-08) The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought charges against NutriSystem Inc., alleging that it wrongfully terminated a woman employee, discriminating against her because she was pregnant. The federal agency brought the charges on behalf of Robyn Linenberg, who was fired in November 2006, three weeks after she informed the company she was pregnant and only one month after she was placed in a leadership training program. Company records show that Linenberg began working for NutriSystem Inc., a Horsham, PA, weight-loss company, as a temporary recruiter in its human resources department in 2005. She was made a full-time employee later that year.

As part of a settlement reached in the case, the company agreed to pay Robyn Linenberg $82,500 to resolve the wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination claims. Additionally, NutriSystem is required to draft a policy prohibiting pregnancy discrimination; establish a procedure for employees to complain about violations of the pregnancy discrimination policy; provide annual anti-discrimination training to supervisors and managers, under the terms of the settlement agreement.

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