August/September 2014 (vol. 11/2)

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Obese and disabled?


An advocate general at the European Court of Justice has reasoned that while there is no general principle prohibiting discrimination on grounds of obesity, being severely obese can qualify for protection under the equal treatment directive..  

ONE-QUARTER of adult men and women in England are now obese (body mass index of 30kg/m2 or over), up from 13% (men) and 16% (women) in 19931. Up to 48% of men and 43% of women could be…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J


Occupational Health at Work August/September 2014 (vol. 11/2) pp3

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