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EEOC eyes personal training company for legal workout

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Custom Built Personal Training in Modesto, Ca. will have to whip its pregnancy-leave policy into shape after the EEOC threw its weight behind a fired employee’s lawsuit.

The trainer was working at the gym when she experienced complications with her pregnancy. She contacted her doctor who required her to take time off work to address the complications. She told her employer about the restrictions.

Custom Built apparently used a boilerplate absenteeism policy to declare that the trainer had abandoned her job when she failed to show up for work.

The trainer alleged pregnancy discrimination and filed a complaint with the EEOC. The parties failed to resolve the dispute during the EEOC’s conciliation process and now Custom Built will have to fight the EEOC’s legal muscle in court.

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