Weight Discrimination Bibliography

Employment Law. Law Reporter vol 37 no. 2, March 1, 1994, p. 52.
–Terminated employee recovers damages under Rehabilitation act for discrimination based on obesity.

Weighing in Against Obesity Discrimination Boston College Law Review, vol. 35, no. 4, July 1, 1994, p. 927.

Brucoli, M. Andrea. Cook v. Rhode Island Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals: Morbid Obesity as a Protected Disability or an Unprotected Voluntary Condition. Georgia Law Review, vol. 28 no. 3, Spring 1994, p. 771.

Carlsen, Susan B. Legal Issues–A Heavy Issue: Is Obesity Grounds for Not Hiring? School Business Affairs, vol. 59 no. 6, June 1, 1993.

Coleman, Jennifer A. Discrimination at Large. Newsweek, August 2, 1993,
–On jokes about overweight people.

Farr, Christina. The Hidden Discrimination Against Being Fat At Work. Fast Company, July 5, 2016.

Goldberg, Carey. Citing Intolerance, Obese People Take Steps to Press Cause. New York Times, November 5, 2000, p.1.
–Part of an ongoing series The Fat Epidemic, 10-12-00 through 11-5-00.

Goodman, W. Charisse. The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Hemenway, Carrie, et al. Employment in Size-Acceptance & Self-Acceptance. NAAFA, Inc., 1995.

Kolata, Gina, Angier, Natalie, Brody, Jane E., and Rosenthal, Elizabeth. Fat in America three-part series: The Burdens of Being Overweight: Mistreatment and Misconceptions (11/22); For Most Trying to Lose Weight, Dieting Only Makes Things Worse (11/23); and Commercial Diets Lack Proof of Their Long-Term Success (11/24) New York Times, November 22 to 24, 1992.

Lambert, Leslie. Fat Like Me. Ladies Home Journal, May, 1993.
–The author wears a fat suit and writes about people’s reactions.

Lambert, Wade. Obese Workers Win On-the-Job Protection. Wall Street Journal, November 12, 1993, p. B1.

Muha, Laura. ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’: Weight Discrimination at Work: Are You a Victim? Weight Watchers Magazine, November-December 1995.
–Includes Survey.

Neff, Barbara C. Expanding Liability for Employment Discrimination: Obesity as a Handicap. For the Defense, vol. 36 no. 4, April 1, 1994, p. 14.

Quindlen, Anna. In Thin Air. New York Times, May 16, 1993.
–Article on weighing flight attendants.


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