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Is Obesity a Disability? Experts Weigh In

Feb. 3, 2015

A recent European Court of Justice ruling supports disability protections for obesity under certain circumstances, and a group of organizations in the United States is calling for the same protection here. The EU decision that sparked the development of the new position relates to a case of a child-care worker who claimed he was fired from his job because of his weight.

In a joint position statement, Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) partners agree with the premise behind the ruling, and call for these protections to be enacted in the United States.

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