Disease label could spell trouble for employers

November 2013
Employee Benefit News;Nov2013, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p12
The article presents an interview with Jay Starkman, chief executive officer (CEO) of human resource solutions company Engage PEO, regarding the American Medical Association's (AMA) classification of obesity as a disease and how it might affect employer decisions. Starkman said employers would be required to treat obese people as they would anybody else with a disability. Starkman also discussed changes to current employee policies.


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