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Obesity – a disability for the purposes of discrimination legislation?

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is overweight with a high degree of body fat, and there are different levels of obesity (a person with a BMI between 30 and 40 would be considered to be ‘obese’, … Continue reading

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What obesity means for organisations

As we saw in the first part of this blog (Obesity and its effects) being overweight/obese can put people at risk of some serious health issues such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, etc. A survey carried … Continue reading

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Obesity and its effects

In this first part of a two-part blog on obesity and work, we’ll be looking at what actually constitutes obesity, and how it can affect people. The second part (to be posted tomorrow) will investigate employers’ responsibilities towards employees who … Continue reading

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