The time has come to revisit obesity – and fat shaming
I just posted in Above The Law an article about obesity, fat shaming and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), entitled Fat Shaming At Work: Maybe A Thing From The Past?.
Last time I checked, Michigan was the only state that prohibits weight discrimination in employment (as do a half-dozen or so municipalities). And fat shaming is not generally considered actionable workplace harassment.
But both are ubiquitous in the workplace.
A new appeal at the 7th Circuit may just change things.
Read the entire post here.