Frank C. Morris, Jr., a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Business Insurance, in “Employers Urged to Tread Lightly on Obesity,” by Judy Greenwald. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Frank C. Morris Jr., a member of Epstein Becker & Green P.C. in Washington, said despite the ADAAA, the 8th Circuit ruling suggests that “it really does still require evidence of something beyond the mere fact of obesity” to qualify as a disability.
But in many cases, obese job applicants may have other conditions “that would qualify as an impairment as a result of obesity,” including high blood pressure, diabetes and “any number of metabolic issues,” he said.