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EU's top court may define obesity....


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#1    keithisco

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:00 PM

Seriously?

I can just see those claiming unemployment benefit (just those that are simply too lazy to work), going on a high calorie diet to get obese just to claim disability benefit as well if this ruling is upheld.


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The EU's top court is considering a test case which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability.

Denmark has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on the case of a male childminder who says he was sacked for being too fat.

Karsten Kaltoft weighs about 160kg (25 stone; 350 pounds). He told the BBC that "bad habits" had made him fat but that his size was "no problem" at work.

If you are working, and able to perform all of your duties, then being sacked for being obese is unfair - however, I can see plenty of people on the dole claiming that they are too obese to work...IMO

Read more (courtesy BBC): http://www.bbc.com/n...europe-27809242


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:18 PM

being fat is not a disability its a lifestyle choice.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

I guess that means if you're too fat they can start taking control of some parts of your life "for your own good"?


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

Future of the EU

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

You think I'm here for my health.. I need this wealth, cause I feed myself

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:57 PM

This would be funny if this actually wasn't happing in the real world...

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