EEOC Declares Obesity Is A Disability

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    Obesity Is a Disability, Says EEOC - DiversityInc.com

    Presumably, this ruling only affects employment discrimination and to that extent, I have no real disagreement with it. I'd be a bit perturbed if it also controlled eligibility for SSDI, but I doubt it does.

    What're your thoughts?
     
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    The EEOC often comes up with weird findings that do not stand scrutiny in courts, if the company is willing to fight it out. Remember when they went after Hooters for not hiring men?
     
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    Granny says ya can put one o' dem microchips in Uncle Ferd's g/f's but it ain't gonna do no good - dey still gonna gobble up dem Twinkies...
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    Electronic implant designed to reduce obesity to undergo trials
    28 March 2013 - UK-based scientists have designed an 'intelligent' microchip which they claim can suppress appetite.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - check dey's backpacks fer hidden Twinkies...
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    Schools increasingly check students for obesity
    March 29, 2014 — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

     
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    Stands to reason a larger body would require more anesthetic...
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    Drug under-dosing: New study may explain why obese patients more likely to wake up during surgery
    Wednesday 17th May, 2017 - The woman regained consciousness just as surgery was starting. She could see a canopy of lights overhead, and feel something pushed inside her mouth. Then, a tugging, searing pain, as if animals, as she would later describe it, were biting into her flesh. She tried to yell out, but couldn’t speak or move.
     

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