It’s a thin line between obese and disabled

Katee Dias is a Senior Solicitor in Goodman Derrick’s Employment practice and a member of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Leisure sector team.

Katee’s article first appeared in the 13th February edition of “The Caterer” magazine.

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Employers should be aware that if severe obesity stops an employee carrying out their job, it can be considered a disability, says Katee Dias

The problem

My employee is significantly overweight. He says he is protected from discrimination on the grounds of his obesity. Surely this isn’t the case?

Please access the full article by clicking here: It’s a thin line between obese and disabled

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