Disability discrimination and obesity : the big questions?

FLINT, Stuart and SNOOK, Jereme (2015). Disability discrimination and obesity : the big questions? Current Obesity Reports, 4 (4), 504-509.

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Abstract

Obesity discrimination in employment and recruitment has become a topic of focus for research examination with increasing reports of discrimination by colleagues and managers. Whilst a limited number of legal cases have emerged, disability law is consulted in line with the expectation of anti-discriminatory practices at work. In line with disability law, whether obesity is defined as a disability or not has an impact on the outcome of a court ruling. Ambiguity when defining obesity through either the medical or social model means there are many questions that remain unanswered which might lead to inconsistency in court rulings.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Identification Number: 10.1007/s13679-015-0182-7
Depositing User: Alison Gratton
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 23:12
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10873

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