Disability discrimination: obesity can constitute a disability, says European Court of Justice
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FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune  IRLR 146 ECJ
disability discrimination | definition of disability | obesity
The European Court of Justice has held that while EU law does not lay down a general principle of non-discrimination on the ground of obesity as such, the Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78/EC) must be interpreted as meaning that the obesity of a worker can constitute a disability.