Obesity can be deemed a disability at work: EU court

December 18, 2014 10:38 AM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.

The decision followed a question from a Danish court, which was reviewing a complaint of unfair dismissal brought by Karsten Kaltoft, a child-minder, against a Danish local authority.

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