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Lou Pai
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Dec 2014
18271 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
At the building I work there is a huge set of stairs we have to take to get to the lobby. As a person that struggles with obesity it's been pretty dehumanizing to have to stop fairly regularly and catch my breath halfway up the stairs. It's particularly annoying because my department ironically works on the basement level. A decent number of my coworkers are also overweight and we are thinking about trying to escalate this issue.


Tester1216
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Jul 2018
22149 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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If you’re to fat too do a certain job, you absolutely should be fired/not hired


That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Obesity in the workforce is now treated like a disability. Accessible parking, desk and chairs.


TnMountaineer
South Carolina Fan
Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
1072 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
frick no. Still giving people more and more crutches. As a country we’re alreasy too damn soft.

Special considerations for what? Eating too many bags of 4.29 Doritos from Dollar General?


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JackieTreehorn
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Sep 2013
8851 posts
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re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
I think they should be forced into camps or regular fitness classes in order to be covered by their company insurance.


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Tester1216
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Jul 2018
22149 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
I would LOVE that!


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Dead End
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
16900 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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Protection from what?



Salads?


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TnMountaineer
South Carolina Fan
Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
1072 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
Serious question, Lou.

Would you say your or your coworkers obesity comes from a medical issue? That’s entirely possible and I think it’s fine to have ADA accommodations for that. Or is it due to poor diet and lack of activity?


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STLDawg
Mississippi St. Fan
The Lou
Member since Apr 2015
1817 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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things you can’t control:

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Sex


Re-education camp for you.


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Captain Crackysack
Member since Oct 2017
929 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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Protection from what? 

The vending machine?


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TigerBait2008
New Orleans Saints Fan
Boulder,CO
Member since Jun 2008
29729 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
Is your wife?


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alphaandomega
Alabama Fan
Tuscaloosa
Member since Aug 2012
5939 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
I have a whale that works for me. Good employee. Only drawback is in the 6 years she has been here she has worn out about 8-9 plastic floor mats (over thin carpet) and broke a castor on her chair.

She was embarrassed but she does good work and is dependable.


udtiger
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
57324 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
no


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Tester1216
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Jul 2018
22149 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
I work with someone that's probably 300#.

She's a good worker but her hygiene is awful. I was legit gagging as I typed that out.


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SundayFunday
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
8870 posts
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re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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vulgar amount of discrimination



Instead, society should receive special protections from them.


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TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
69943 posts
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re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
What's the opposite of a protected class?

That's what they should be.


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GingerMerkin
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
779 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
They should be hunted for sport


Skippy_
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
668 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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As a person that struggles with obesity


Stopped right there and I’ll vote myself as a-hole of the day here. I have zero sympathy for you.

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A decent number of my coworkers are also overweight


So you want someone to accommodate you because you/ya’ll made/make poor life choices everyday of your life?


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Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
33748 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
They drive up insurance rates and medical costs for the rest of us so they deserve to be discriminated against.


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CharlesLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2007
24427 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
nope


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danfraz
LSU Fan
San Antonio TX
Member since Apr 2008
24096 posts

re: Should the obese be a protected class in the workplace?
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Should the obese be fed to the lions



Why yes, yes they should.


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