Obesity discrimination

Article about it on BBC Breakfast calling for it to be outlawed.
Do you think it exists?
Do you think it is ever justified?
If it was subject to the same laws as race, sex and age, would it be sending the wrong message?


I remember someone who was morbidly obese who was made to sit on a different bank of desks to her team as she had body odour issues. This was obviously bad management as they weren't tackling the issue but I wonder if it would be more tricky to have that conversation if there were discrimination laws.
 

biilymack

Goalkeeper
Apparentley obese jobseekers lose out in selection decisions due to the possibility of them being more likely to have health issues thus taking more time off 'sick' thus being less reliable.
 

duff_man

Striker
Article about it on BBC Breakfast calling for it to be outlawed.
Do you think it exists?
Do you think it is ever justified?
If it was subject to the same laws as race, sex and age, would it be sending the wrong message?


I remember someone who was morbidly obese who was made to sit on a different bank of desks to her team as she had body odour issues. This was obviously bad management as they weren't tackling the issue but I wonder if it would be more tricky to have that conversation if there were discrimination laws.
Exactly, half decent management would got her a rag on a stick
 
Used to work in a small team that was split between several buildings on the same site. We often had to carry boxes of equipment between the buildings depending on where we were working. One person was morbidly obese and refused to carry anything as they claimed carrying stuff made their chest feel tight due to their size. That got people's backs up as they felt that person was just being lazy. One of the team fell pregnant but was able to carry stuff right up until she left for maternity leave. People were happy to carry the load for her out of courtesy, even though she didn't need help. Just thought it was interesting how the two people were treated differently.
 

offmenut

Striker
Apparentley obese jobseekers lose out in selection decisions due to the possibility of them being more likely to have health issues thus taking more time off 'sick' thus being less reliable.
And obviously they have no will power - mental strength, and are too lazy to shop / cook / look after themselves properly.

That, or they just couldn’t give two fucks what anyone thinks about them, and like being fat, or their partner likes them being fat.
 

Paddy O'Dors

Striker
Apparentley obese jobseekers lose out in selection decisions due to the possibility of them being more likely to have health issues thus taking more time off 'sick' thus being less reliable.
Pretty easy to change with a few simple lifestyle choices though. You could even make a positive out of the negative in job interviews when you eventually knock a few clem off and get a few.

Saw a two-ton-Tess in front of me in Tesco the other day, trolley absolutely filled to the brim with utter shite from the frozen food and cake aisle. Struck me that the only fresh fruit/veg she hoyed on the conveyor belt was half a dozen bananas.
 

Le Chuck

Striker
Lots of people are fat cos they are lazy (yes i know some its medical related). You arent going to employ someone who is lazy. How do you know if its laziness or medical? So you just dont take the chance.

Also im being discriminated against on flights with my weight & baggage allowance being less combined than some fatties. I want more baggage allowance cos im light.
 
nee excuse for being a proper fat twat like its just pure greed the worlds gone mad

eeee lets outlaw making fun of the fat bastard who couldn't help eating 3 portions of fish and chips and a kebab

it so far removed from Racism and Homophobia its unreal
 

mutley

Winger
Pretty easy to change with a few simple lifestyle choices though. You could even make a positive out of the negative in job interviews when you eventually knock a few clem off and get a few.

Saw a two-ton-Tess in front of me in Tesco the other day, trolley absolutely filled to the brim with utter shite from the frozen food and cake aisle. Struck me that the only fresh fruit/veg she hoyed on the conveyor belt was half a dozen bananas.
She'll have battered and deep fried the bananas by now.
 

TZMouk

Midfield
Although this is simplified, it's piss easy to lose weight if you're fat as fuck for the vast majority. It's jut laziness.
 
nee excuse for being a proper fat twat like its just pure greed the worlds gone mad

eeee lets outlaw making fun of the fat bastard who couldn't help eating 3 portions of fish and chips and a kebab

it so far removed from Racism and Homophobia its unreal
There’s no excuse for being a little bit fat either.
 

daveydavey

Striker
They're on BBC talking about it now. One of the guests is obese and is saying that rather than step on the scales or discuss her weight she wants to focus on her health. Madness when it's fact being overweight links to cancer & diabetes.

It's ultimately a personal choice so each to their own, we could turn the argument here to drink and drugs. It doesn't mean when we do talk about obesity that it should be promoted as a healthy lifestyle.
 
Article about it on BBC Breakfast calling for it to be outlawed.
Do you think it exists?
Do you think it is ever justified?
If it was subject to the same laws as race, sex and age, would it be sending the wrong message?


I remember someone who was morbidly obese who was made to sit on a different bank of desks to her team as she had body odour issues. This was obviously bad management as they weren't tackling the issue but I wonder if it would be more tricky to have that conversation if there were discrimination laws.
Lad I worked with would keep the biguns hanging about a bit then would say with sly look and a little smile...sorry about your wait.
 

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