On July 2d we wrote that only one state – Michigan – and only 6 cities prohibit discrimination based upon physical appearance or obesity, but noted that a few courts have taken the position that obesity is a “disability” under the expanded ADA definition.

Apropos our recent blog, it has just been reported by

On July 2d we wrote a lengthy piece on “obesity discrimination” — discrimination in employment based on obesity, and noted that aside from a few statutes around the nation which explicitly prohibit such discrimination, there are a few courts which have taken the position that obesity is a “disability” or "impairment" under the expanded ADA definition.

We have written a lot about persons who experience discrimination in employment based either on physical appearance or obesity, and how only one state – Michigan – and only 6 cities prohibit such discrimination. We have also noted that aside from these few laws, a few courts have taken the position that obesity is a

In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court of Minnesota ruled that a reasonable jury could find that an employer failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to a job applicant with a severe hearing impairment, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended (pdf) (ADA).

The employer argued that the