Originally Posted by TBonz
With the rate of obesity in the US, companies who do this crap may find that they have a rather small employee pool from which to choose.
A relative of mine just graduated from LVN school.
25 people matriculated. 5 of them, including the relative have full time positions.
The heady days of quitting a nursing job and starting somewhere else that day with a raise (1990s are gone).
I am not saying obese nurses can't do a good job, but we have to remember, obesity is not a protected class at the Federal and State levels. (There are a few small cities where it is.)
For the record,
Race - Federal: Civil Rights Act of 1964
Color - Federal: Civil Rights Act of 1964
Religion - Federal: Civil Rights Act of 1964
National origin - Federal: Civil Rights Act of 1964
Age (40 and over) - Federal: Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Sex - Federal: Equal Pay Act of 1963 & Civil Rights Act of 1964
Familial status (Housing, cannot discriminate for having children, exception for senior housing)
Disability status - Federal: Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Rehabilitation Services of 1973 & Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Veteran status - Federal Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
Genetic information - Federal: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act