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Landmark Decision in Washington Makes Obesity a Protected Class


Margaret Burnham recently spoke with the Vancouver Business Journal regarding the Washington Supreme Court’s landmark decision that makes obesity a protected class under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD). Margaret explains she that was unsurprised by the ruling and that this issue is a delicate subject for employers. Now is the murkiest time for employers since there are no official guidelines, and Margaret says, “Any company that uses medical testing or requires an exam will have to reevaluate that exam.”

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