WHEN IS OBESITY A DISABILITY?

A new U.S. Circuit Court decision outlines the criteria an obese employees must meet in order to request an accommodation.  The law firm of Ogletree Deakins wrote a good piece about what the case means that we recommend. It is entitled, Is Obesity a “Disability” Under the ADA? Not Without Physical Impairment, Eighth Circuit Rules. This court’s opinion of one of several varying viewsof what the law requires, as outlined in a HR Executive Online posting. Checkout the HR Daily Advisor for suggestions on accommodations employers should consider for the obese.

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