European Court confirms obesity can be a disability

18 Dec 2014
employment

Obesity can amount to a disability if the effects are serious enough to hinder an individual’s full participation in professional life, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed (Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund - judgment available here).

In our previous article on the issue of obesity in the workplace, we looked at the Advocate General’s opinion in this Danish case. The ECJ has broadly followed the same approach in its deci...

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