Is Obesity A Diversity Concern?
Myra Creighton was quoted in an article entitled “Is Obesity a Diversity Concern?” on diversity-executive.com.
According to the article, the American Medical Association, or AMA, officially recognized obesity as a disease, a move that some say could lead organizations to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments.
“It doesn’t change anything from a legal perspective,” said Myra. “Employees still need to pass the test that they’re substantially limited, but it does lend credence to the notion that obesity standing alone is an impairment because it’s a disease.”