Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General
The Advocate General went on to say, however, that “extreme, severe or morbidobesity (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 - - 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

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