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