Obesity is Protected Under Washington State's Anti-Discrimination Law
Olympia, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Obesity is not a justifiable reason to refuse hiring a job applicant in Washington. That state’s supreme court ruled obesity is protected under the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
Other federal courts have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act covers persons with obesity only if there is evidence of an underlying physiological cause. But the justices said that is not the case in Washington.
“Obesity does not have to be ...
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