Obesity in the WorkplacePosted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 23 December 2014
We have an overweight employee whose obesity is preventing them from undertaking the full functions of their role and it is having a knock on effect for their co-workers. How do I handle it?
In this article David McCarroll, Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Law Unit tackles the circumstances of when an employer can dismiss an employee on the grounds of their obesity.
This is actually an issue that has been the subject of a very recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-354/13, 18th of December 2014, FOA -v- KL). Those proceedings were taken by a Union (FOA) against a municipality in Denmark on behalf of their employee Mr. Karsten Kaltoft.
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