Skip to comments.Obesity could qualify as disability, says EU court
Posted on 07/17/2014 12:10:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Obesity may be considered a disability if it affects how a person does their job and so could fall under EU rules banning discrimination in the workplace, the EUs top court said Thursday (17 July) in an opinion set to be closely studied by employers.
"Morbid obesity may come within the meaning of disability if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees, said advocate general Niilo Jaaskinen.
The case arrived at the European Court of Justice after Karsten Kaltoft, a child-minder Denmark, claimed he unfairly lost his job because of his weight.
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Lard up and collect.
Looks like this is one instance where the US is alrady years ahead of Europe. I guess that’s because we have so many more obese/disabled people here.
What a great system. First, get fat using EBT cards, then apply for disability. Cha-Ching!
The American southern states would love this
Homer Simpson did a parody on this years ago. Yes, I’m referring to the cartoon character!!!
The good doc told him to rub his food on paper, if the grease made the paper see through, it was your “window to weight gain”!!!!!
Great episode, never thought fatty fats would be classified as a disability.
On an unrelated issue: One guy tried to market a diet plan called “death camp diet”. Guranteed weight loss. Arbeit Macht Frei was not that good of a diet marketing name.....
I like this. I want it to expand to height and weight.
Then I will try out for pro Basketball team and when they d not hire me because I am short and fat I can collect a free paycheck.............
Wow! Purposefully over-eat and you too can become “disabled”!
What a crock!