Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington State Supreme Court says

By Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review; July 11, 2019

OLYMPIA – Employers can’t refuse to hire someone just because he or she is obese, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.

Obesity is a condition covered by the state law against discrimination, the court said in a 7-2 decision, and can’t be used as a reason to refuse a job that the applicant is otherwise able to do.

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