Tags: Obesity

Obesity discrimination judgment expected today

 Judgment could see obese individuals getting the same discrimination rights in the workplace as employees who are gay or disabled. The European Court Of Justice is expected to hand down its decision today on the controversial issue of whether individuals who are obese can have the same discrimination rights in the workplace as employees who are gay…

Office workers take note that inactivity (not calories) is claimed to be main cause of obesity

The rise in obesity amongst the UK population has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity. Using government figures, this new study debunks the popular belief that the rise in obesity in recent decades is the result of increased calorie consumption in general, and sugar in particular. In The Fat Lie, Christopher Snowdon…

Nearly 12% of workers say poor health affects their job

More than a quarter of the UK’s workforce (27%) –  a staggering eight million people – have a health problem that’s lasted more than a year, according to the new Health at Work Index from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).(1) With nearly one in six of these health problems (15.7%) relating to heart and circulation,…

Obesity ‘lowers job prospects for women’

Obese women are likely to be subject to discrimination in the workplace when applying for jobs, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne found that people are less likely to select an obese female candidate for a position, as well as rate them as deserving a lower…