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EEOC takes stand on discrimination against obesity

Chris North, a partner in the firm’s Columbus office, was featured in a Columbus Business First story entitled “EEOC takes stand on discrimination against obesity” about weight discrimination in the workplace. The article was featured in the September 16, 2011 edition of the “Employee Benefits and Human Resources Inside Report.”  

The story states: ‘Chris North, a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, said it is the category of extreme or morbid obesity that the EEOC is addressing in its suit. “The EEOC has taken the position that in some cases morbid obesity may be a disability,’ North said.”

To read the entire article, visit the Columbus Business First website.  (Subscription required).

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