Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When You are Discriminated against due to Obesity

Albeit there is no law specifically outlawing it, it is still illegal to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant on the basis of his/her weight - or to put it bluntly, if such an individual is over-weight or obese.

It is common today for people suffering from obesity to be fired from work or not hired by a prospective employer because of this condition. Although it is not covered by the Civil Rights Act as a protected category as regards discrimination, such is illegal under ADA.

ADA provides protection for people with recognized medical disabilities.

You might be considered as clinically obese under certain conditions and your employer may not discriminate against you by firing, not hiring or demoting you from your current position because of your condition.

If you are suffering form this condition and you feel you were discriminated against in the job, consult and seek the assistance of an attorney specializing in discrimination lawsuits.

Employment discrimination attorney will be able to help you exercise your rights under the law.