Montana Supreme Court: Obesity An Impairment Under Human Rights Act

Posted by | July 10, 2012 11:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Obese people can seek protection against discrimination in some cases.

The divided court handed down the ruling Friday in a case between Eric Feit and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, finding that if a person’s weight is outside the normal range and affects one or more body systems, it may constitute a physical or mental impairment – even if it’s not a symptom of some underlying disease or health condition.

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