Banning “Fatphobia” in Hiring

Dec 4,
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This article explores how fatphobia and weight bias in hiring affect obese and overweight applicants. It explains how employers easily overlook qualified job seekers who may suffer from obesity or are considered overweight based on the BMI scale. The article also mentions how discrimination regarding size affects people's access to job opportunities and affects candidates' quality of life. In addition, it highlights ways in which employers are starting to implement more inclusive approaches to hiring, including banning fatphobia policies, as well as offering job roles that are more attractive to people of all body types.