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Brooklyn Man Sues Former Employer for Weight Discrimination
ABC News ^
| Jun 22, 2013 6:07am
| Alana Abramson
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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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: artframing; brooklyn; discrimination; obesity; overweight
posted on 06/23/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT
I read the headline and thought “it’s not going to be because he was underweight...”
posted on 06/23/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT
I decided to sue him because he told me I was too fat to work for him and it hurt my feelings
posted on 06/23/2013 10:19:22 AM PDT
by Izzy Dunne
(Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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”.
posted on 06/23/2013 10:19:37 AM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
didn’t the Administration just classify obesity as a “disease”?
Along with that, comes all the protections and perks of the ADA
posted on 06/23/2013 10:22:55 AM PDT
To: Gay State Conservative
How does that mesh with Obamacare doctrine, I wonder . . . ?
posted on 06/23/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT
just created that classification.
posted on 06/23/2013 10:24:25 AM PDT
posted on 06/23/2013 10:24:40 AM PDT
"Why are you not allowed to have a jelly donut private Pile?"
"Because I am a disgusting fat body sir!"br>
Full Metal Jacket
The guy’s pretty obese.Looks like a woodchuck in a trick suit.
posted on 06/23/2013 12:37:38 PM PDT
by Farmer Dean
(stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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