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Tag Archives: protected class

“Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View

Posted in Uncategorized

“Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they?   We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic.” Yesterday we published a post Alert about the landmark decision which came down yesterday from the European Court of Justice, with the Court holding that “obese people can be considered as disabled, … Continue Reading

Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish!

Posted in General Employment Discrimination

You may be forgiven if you thought that a hostile work environment was only created when an employee who was the target of racial, ethnic or gender slurs was a member of the race, ethnicity or gender that the slurs were directed at, i.e., a member of that particular "protected class."    However, expanding the scope of  the New Jersey … Continue Reading