He’s Big…Really Big
Gossip / Discussing Personal Traits (Weight) of Co-Worker
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
Learning Path & Details
Suggested Industry Usage
- Ensuring Professional and Compliant Behavior
- Fostering Inclusion & Respect
- Managing Legal Risk
Training Files (14)
|Video Vignette||01:24 min||English||Demo|
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|Workshop Material||7 pages||English||Preview|
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It is not clear cut under the law whether obesity always meets the definition of a “disability,” but it is clear that “regarding” someone as disabled, even when they are not, is a form of discrimination.