Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Inching Forward Against Weight Discrimination in MA

October 9, 2013 — Massachusetts is inching forward against weight discrimination, with legislation to make it illegal progressing to consideration by the full legislature. The Labor and Workforce Committee voted 7-1 Tuesday to recommend adoption of H-1758, which would make height and weight discrimination illegal for employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, landlords, or real estate agents. At a hearing […]

Massachusetts Considers Weight Discrimination Law

June 28, 2013 — The Massachusetts legislature is considering a weight discrimination law to follow the lead of Michigan in protecting people from employment discrimination based on weight and height. At a hearing Tuesday, representatives of the Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, the Binge Eating Disorders Association, and local advocates for people affected by obesity testified about the […]