new york state division of human rights
Weight Bias Discrimination
By Michael Boyajian
Discrimination is a varied problem crossing all demographics of the population and most of its forms are protected against by a host of federal and state laws. However, the Obesity Society reports that 66% of Americans are overweight or obese and Yale University’s Rudd Center goes on in its study to state that 43% of these people have been discriminated against because of their weight.