Finally, I must say that the things I've observed men doing routinely in the dance world would get most men sued and fired in a normal corporate setting. The dance world IS actually subject to the same workplace laws as any other industry. My guess is she has a leg to stand on, but it's the kind of thing that has been unquestioned so far among dancers. If she prevails, it could improve working conditions for many.
You are very correct in your statement about the dance world/industry being subject to the same laws and regulations that any other workplace in the USA is. It kills me time and time again when I hear AD's or people in authority try and rationalize not re-hiring or diciplining a dancer because of things like weight, appearance, or looks. It is DISCRIMINATORY, plain and simple and there are federal laws/regulations in place that prohibit these kinds of actions by employers. Most dance companies' corportate structure is granted through a federal tax filing status of "Not For Profit" or 503 which they gladly solicit funds to operate under. However, when it comes to abiding by federal laws and regulations governing discrimination in the work place that all just goes out the window under the age old umbrella excuse of "artistry". You can't have it both ways. It is dispicable that the few labor organizations out there governing dancer contracts actually allow the kind of language to be written into the existing agreements that allow "Weigh Ins", and "Dicsiplinary Action" to be taken including monetary fines or dismissal when a dancer falls out of their "weigh in" amount.
Now, regarding the case of Movin Out it seems quite clear what is going on. "Out of court settlement", plain and simple. Time will tell though. I guess we have to wait for the next Kaufman article to be written, which shouldn't be too long because not much else is goin on up there in DC