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Weight Descrimination?

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I work for a popular weight management co part time in NC. You sign a statement that states you will maintain your weight within 4lbs. and weigh in each month. The question is that when I went over my weight they (1)reduced my pay(not stated in the contract) and put me on probation for 3 months. In that time I went back to my "goal" weight and now received a letter stating that they would review it for (2)30 more days before returning me back to my previous pay scale, ultimately I was punished for 4 mos not 3 as previously stated in writing, for going over my weight. Was there not a case similar to this for stewards/stewardesses relating to weight?



Although weight is not one of the federally protected categories, some states do protect it. However, generally where there is a valid occupational qualification involved there is no protection. For example, only men may qualify for male roles in a movie, and only men/boys of a certain age for the role of a teenage boy. It is acceptable for a kosher deli to require its butchers to be Jewish. Given these holdings, you may not have much of a claim, even in a state that protects against weight discrimination.

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