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Former CoastHills CU President and CEO Jeff York alleges that the credit union terminated him partly because of a complaint he filed against a board member who wanted to make his weight loss a part of his performance goals, reported March 26.

According to the news source, CoastHills CU placed York on administrative leave and then terminated his employment March 16. Dallis Widick was then appointed interim president and CEO.

Widick told that York's termination was due to alleged "inappropriate management behavior." He also said the decision was a result of a majority vote by the board following an internal investigation, and was not related to any weight issues.

In a statement to CUToday, York said five other members of the Lompoc, Calif.-based credit union's senior management and two board members had left because of four other board members' interference with day-to-day operations. Widick, however, said only one person has left since York was terminated, the report added.