Will obesity be redefined as a disability?
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently heard a discrimination claim brought by a Danish child minder, Karsten Kaltoft, against his local authority. Kaltoft was sacked because he could not perform his duties due to his size (25 stone). In particular, he was unable to bend down to tie up children’s shoelaces. He argued that obesity should be protected as a disability under anti-discrimination laws and the Danish court referred his case to the ECJ, which now has to decide whether it is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of obesity under European equal treatment laws…
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