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.

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Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]