Is There Workplace Weight Bias? (See My Above The Law Article)
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The article begins:
“Happy New Year to all of you “resolvers” who will absolutely, positively lose weight this year! Rare is the person who does not resolve on January 1st to finally stick to a diet or weight-loss plan (although I just saw some stat that this is the first year in many that this is not the most popular resolution – the most popular is “being a better person”). And good luck – from one who has spent a lifetime going up and down the BMI index!
Is there a bias in the workplace against people who are “overweight”? Is weight a protected class under the Civil Rights laws?
The answers are yes, for sure; and no (maybe). ”