Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Fair Treatment for People With Obesity

By Miriam E. Tucker , , ,
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A majority of Americans would support laws prohibiting discrimination against people who are obese. In a 2013 survey of 1,202 people, 79 percent said they would support a law that forbids employers from discriminating based on weight; 76 percent endorsed placing body weight in their states’ civil rights laws as a protected category along with race, religion, and sex; and 69 percent supported laws extending disability protection to people with obesity. Thus far, the state of Michigan and a few localities have enacted the first type of law.
Source: Obesity, published online April 8, 2014


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