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Will obesity judgment change the rules for employers?
Zone(s): Europe ¦ Sector(s): Employment
The case, being heard by the European Court of Justice, is being brought by 25-stone Danish child-minder Karsten Kaltoft, who is contesting being sacked by his local authority for not being able to perform his duties because of his size.
If the court rules in his favour, UK employers could soon have to ensure that any employees who are obese receive the same protections from discrimination as those already protected on the grounds of age, sex or ethnicity.