Skip to comments.Brooklyn Man Sues Former Employer for Weight Discrimination
Posted on 06/23/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show.
A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove because he was too overweight.
Bogdanove worked at Frame it in Brooklyn from 1994 to 2008, according to court documents. He told ABC News that he did not want to discuss why he left the store, but emphasized that his decision had nothing to do with medical issues.
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I read the headline and thought “it’s not going to be because he was underweight...”
The SCOTUS...within the last few years...ruled that it’s legal for a company to fire/lay off/dismiss a particular person in order to hire someone who would cost the company less.The employer could say “hey,our insurance carrier said that he’d bump up our premiums so we let him go”.
didn’t the Administration just classify obesity as a “disease”?
Along with that, comes all the protections and perks of the ADA
How does that mesh with Obamacare doctrine, I wonder . . . ?
The guy’s pretty obese.Looks like a woodchuck in a trick suit.
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