On Aug. 20, 2019, the 9th Circuit dodged answering the question of whether or not morbid obesity is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The state of Washington has weighed in on the debate as to whether obesity is a disability under disability discrimination laws.
Immediate Accommodation Not Required: 6th Circuit In Brumley v. United Parcel Service, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that an “employer’s refusal to provide an accommodation to the … Read More
We know that the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) substantially altered the landscape for review of claims asserting a disability. But, are employees still required to show some sort of disorder or impairment to state a claim?
By Tori Weeks Director, Workforce Solutions Unum Obesity and being overweight affect not only individuals and their families but also the companies that employ such individuals, reducing corporate profit through … Read More
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), full ADA protection exists for individuals with morbid obesity, and if current legal trends continue, that status may be extended to less … Read More