July 12, 2019 / 9:13 PM / 4 days ago

Washington state law bars discrimination against obese workers -court

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state law banning workplace discrimination against the disabled provides protections for obese people, after business groups warned the court such a ruling could lead to a flood of new lawsuits.

The court in a 7-2 decision on Thursday said obesity qualifies as an “impairment” under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) because it is recognized by the medical community as a physiological disorder.

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