Obesity Discrimination

  • Is Weight Discrimination At Work Illegal?

    Is Weight Discrimination At Work Illegal?

    No doubt about it: Record numbers of American workers are obese. By 2030, half of all American adults are expected to be obese, a new study by the Robert Wood Foundation finds. And many employers are biased against overweight workers, assuming that they're lazy or out of control. There's a correlation between... Continue Reading

  • Employer Can't Fire A Worker For Being Obese, EEOC Says

    Employer Can't Fire A Worker For Being Obese, EEOC Says

    By most accounts, Lisa Harrison was a dedicated, hardworking employee. A manager of child-care services for children of patients at Family House, a Terrytown, La., drug treatment center, Harrison even moonlighted selling cosmetics so that she could buy gifts and supplies for the children. But she also was... Continue Reading