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Disability discrimination: obesity can constitute a disability, says European Court of Justice

FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune [2015] IRLR 146 ECJ

disability discrimination | definition of disability | obesity

The European Court of Justice has held that while EU law does not lay down a general principle of non-discrimination on the ground of obesity as such, the Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78/EC) must be interpreted as meaning that the obesity of a worker can constitute a disability.