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    Obese workers should be allowed to start work late to avoid the rush-hour crush, a government adviser has said CREDIT: CLARA MOLDEN/PA




    26 MAY 2018 • 12:01AM
    Obese workers should be allowed to start work late to avoid the rush-hour crush, a government adviser has said, and they should have the right to sue employers if they are not offered jobs or promotion because of their weight.
    Prof Stephan Bevan, of the Institute for Employment Studies, said businesses should make more “accommodations” for workers carrying excess weight, adding it was time those suffering “functional impairment” were supported at work in the same way those with other health conditions might.
    Critics called the idea “ridiculous”, with concessions for the obese likely to fuel resentment among fellow workers.
    But speaking at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Prof Bevan said the condition should be made a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act.
    “It’s the same as if you went for a job and didn’t get it because you were a woman,” he said.




    Prof Christopher Snowdon, a lifestyle expert, said: “Being fat is not a disability. If obese people are to be given special privileges, why not smokers, alcoholics and compulsive gamblers?”
    It comes as projections to be presented at the congress by the UK Heart Forum and Institute of Technology in Ireland show that five million Britons will be morbidly obese by 2035, the Body Mass Index of those aged over 40 doubling within 20 years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    the condition should be made a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act.
    “It’s the same as if you went for a job and didn’t get it because you were a woman,” he said.
    I thought this was satire but the link seems to be a genuine Telegraph article.

    If this keeps going then the concept of getting work based on your individual merit will become a banned patriarchal concept.

    Job allocation will be based entirely on how many 'inequality credits' you can muster based on the aggregation of your demographic group memberships.

    There will be a handicap points system based on Gender, Sexuality, Race, Religion, Ethno-Culture, Body Mass Index

    Why not go the whole hog and throw IQ in there as an equality target metric...

    Maybe we can turn 2018 into 2081 in less than 63 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Obese workers should be allowed to start work late to avoid the rush-hour crus
    Or they could be banned from public transport and made to run to work.

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    ffs...... if you can't get to work on time, leave the house earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    businesses should make more “accommodations” for workers carrying excess weight
    No shit...

    "Must be willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs continually"...

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    Make the fat fucks run or cycle to work.

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    Normal folks are fucked - no special treatment, nothing to sue about......just wallowing in normalcy. Poor bastards.

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    I think I just read something on another thread that sums this up perfectly. "Common sense is really not that common".

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