Weight Discrimination: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

@article{Maranto2000WeightDA,
  title={Weight Discrimination: A Multidisciplinary Analysis},
  author={Cheryl L. Maranto and Ann Fraedrich Stenoien},
  journal={Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={9-24}
}
Protection against obesity discrimination is extremely limited under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). No obese plaintiff has won using the actual disability theory, but a few have won under the “perceived disability” theory. Weight-related appearance standards are legal. We estimate weight-based wage penalties for young men and women. We find that mildly obese (20% over standard weight) white women experience greater wage penalties than black men experience for weight that is 100… 
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