EEOC member downplays disability claims involving obesity

09/12/2013 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member Chai Feldblum says in this interview that the American Medical Association's designation of obesity as a disease will not have a significant effect on the workplace. "The AMA's official recognition will certainly not hurt plaintiffs. But it does not change the basic legal framework," Feldblum said.

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