If Obesity is a Disease – What are the Implications for Employers?

If obesity is now a recognised 'disease' in the USA, what implications does this have for employers in Australia? This is an interesting article.

Earlier this year, the American Medical Association (AMA) classified obesity as a disease, stating this as an attempt to change how the medical community approached the complex issue. This suggested that obese Americans may be more likely to become recognised as having a disability, and in the workplace would therefore obtain certain rights in regards to termination and accommodations (unlawful discrimination on the basis of obesity, for instance).

Ref: HC Online, by Cameron Edmond, 5th August 2013  READ MORE

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