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Disability discrimination: Obesity does not of itself constitute a disability but may amount to a disability where certain conditions are satisfied

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In FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune [2015] IRLR 146 ECJ, the ECJ held that where "in interaction with various barriers" an obese worker's "full and effective participation in professional life on an equal basis" is hindered by a limitation that results "in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments" the worker's obesity will amount to a disability.