Following a revision, the Americans With Disabilities Act now considers a person disabled if that person has a disability, a record of a disability, or is regarded as disabled to an extent that the disability limits major activities.
Reasonable employers can now adapt their approach to better address the needs of obese employees. However, the issue of size acceptance in the workplace remains largely unaddressed.
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