|Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General|
The Advocate General went on to say, however, that “extreme, severe or morbid” obesity (and here we are talking where a person's Body Mass Index is 40 or over) can amount to a disability for discrimination purposes if it creates problems in terms of ...
Lexology (registration) - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:15
|Obese people set to appear on television|
SURGICAL work carried out on obese people in a Chichester hospital will feature in a BBC programme. St Richard's Hospital's centre of excellence for bariatric surgery will be on BBC's The One Show tomorrow evening. The programme is hosting a special ...
Portsmouth News - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:49
|Clarke Willmott | Can obesity amount to a disability?|
Whilst there is no free-standing prohibition on discrimination on the grounds of obesity within EU law, it is possible for morbid obesity to amount to a disability where it hinders a worker's full participation in professional life and prevents them ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:00
|Invasion of the Real Body Snatcher|
I am now Riding it Forward, lending my mind, body, and soul to the cause of eradicating the Morbid Obesity Monster. I am cycling across America in a grassroots effort to meet as many kids and families as possible to show them that, they too, can have a ...
Huffington Post - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:10
|Five Minutes With... Honey Beth Wiggs|
A: I spent a good part of my life as overweight but I wasn't just overweight, I suffered from morbid obesity. I weighed 320. I was kicked off a rollercoaster one time because the bar wouldn't close. I was so embarrassed. I was able to find a program ...
Eastern Wake News - Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:37
|Obesity a disability? The Advocate General offers an opinion|
He highlights, by way of example, cases of morbid obesity (recognised in the BMI calculator as a result of 40 or more), where obesity has reached a degree which “plainly hinders full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other ...
Lexology (registration) - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:01
|Steelton woman loses more than 180 pounds, completes Harrisburg Mile|
I also do a lot of praying and I have a lot of support and encouragement from my family, friends and co-workers," she said. "I have been through a lot of pain in my life because of morbid obesity, physically and emotionally. My quality of life has ...
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:46
|Berkeley: Police union suing city over leak of confidential information|
Moore died of toxic levels of methamphetamine and codeine, heart disease and morbid obesity on the night of Feb. 12, 2013, after a struggle with police, according to an Alameda County Coroner's report. The lawsuit claims the detailed information was ...
San Jose Mercury News - Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:47
|Berkeley cop sues over document leak in Kayla Moore's death|
SFGate - Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:24