Weight discrimination

Obesity is highly stigmatized in our society. Individuals with excess weight or obesity are vulnerable to negative bias, prejudice and discrimination in many different settings, including the workplace, educational institutions, healthcare facilities and even within interpersonal relationships. Unfortunately, weight bias remains very socially acceptable in North American culture; it is rarely challenged, and often ignored. As a result, thousands of individuals with obesity are at risk for unfair treatment, and there are few outlets available to provide support or protection.

Weight discrimination

We act as consumer advocates for larger people, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination, and media images. We have been incorporated sinceand are registered as a c 3 not-for profit corporation.

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Weight discrimination

All people, no matter what their weight, deserve equal treatment in the job market and on the job. All people, no matter what their weight, deserve competent and respectful treatment by health care professionals.

Weight diversity is a positive goal. Happy, attractive, capable people come in all shapes and sizes. Each of us has the responsibility to stand up for ourselves and for people around us who may suffer weight discrimination.

Sizism and weight bigotry will end when people of all sizes refuse to allow it to continue. We stand in solidarity with those who experience discrimination based on based on ethnicity, skin color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or other traits. Our mission is to make people aware of discrimination based on size, shape, and weight, and to work to end such discrimination.

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What Is Weight Discrimination?

In a recent study, we examined the prevalence of multiple forms of discrimination in a nationally representative sample of 2, American adults and found that weight discrimination is common among Americans, with rates relatively close to the prevalence of race and age discrimination.

Here is a look at the Hooters weight discrimination lawsuit and retail workplace obesity issue and how it may affect your hiring decisions.

Guide to projects and publications funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute that examine privacy, discrimination and legal issues in genetic research. Also includes links to reports on genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance.


The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination works to change public policies and people’s attitudes concerning body weight. We act as consumer advocates for larger people, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination, and media images.

Weight discrimination

It is the policy of the Board that no student in this District shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, height, weight, and/or any other legally protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination .

Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity