Advocate General's Opinion in FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune Case C-354/13 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: Advocate General considers morbid obesity as a potential disability

    Date:
    18 July 2014

    The Advocate General has issued his opinion on the issue of discrimination on the ground of obesity, stating that, while there is no general principle of EU law prohibiting discrimination on the ground of obesity in its own right, morbid obesity may come within the meaning of "disability" (for the purpose of the Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78/EC)) if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees.