March 2, 2020 / 10:42 PM / a month ago

IN BRIEF: Monsanto worker's morbid obesity not a disability- 5th Circuit

A U.S. appeals court has dismissed a morbidly obese employee’s lawsuit accusing Monsanto Co of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by requiring him to lose weight.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Friday that plaintiff Dwayne Lumar did not have a disability protected by the ADA because his obesity did not limit any major life activities, including working.

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