Obese Workers May Sue for Discrimination: EU Court Aide

July 17, 2014 3:19 PM

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Obese workers may be able to sue for work-place discrimination, a legal adviser to the European Union’s top court said in a case that could pave the way for the extremely fat to be treated as disabled.

Advocate General Niilo Jaaskinen said the EU Court of Justice should rule that if obesity “has reached such a degree that it plainly hinders participation in professional life,” it should be treated as a disability. He said that should only apply to severe cases, such as people with a body mass inde...

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