February/March 2015 (vol. 11/5)

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A reasonable expectation


If a worker is disabled where the underlying cause is obesity, and they require a reasonable adjustment, do they have a responsibility to try to lose weight so that the adjustment is no longer required?

THE European Court of Justice has decided in Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund1 that there is no automatic protection against discrimination atwork on grounds of obesity, but that an obese person will be protected ifthey meet the normal legal definition of…    

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

Author: Ballard J


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