EU Court Rules Obesity Can Be A Workplace Disability
An EU court ruling says employers and service providers can't discriminate against obese individuals and must make reasonable accommodations for themBy Matt Moreno | December 18, 2014
Obesity can now be considered a disability, according to an EU court ruling Thursday.
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on the case of this man, Karsten Kaltoft, who says he was fired from his job as a nanny because he was obese. Kaltoft reportedly never weighed less than 353 pounds while on the job. (Video via YouTube / foawebtv)
The ruling means employers are not allowed to discriminate against obese individuals. It also applies to service providers, meaning places like restaurants, airlines and more must make adjustments to accommodate obese individuals.