Fat Suit: Proposed Law Would Allow Weight-Discrimination Lawsuits

June 16, 2022

Should workers be allowed to sue their employers for discrimination based on weight?  A bill introduced in the New Jersey Senate would amend the state’s Law Against Discrimination to add weight and height as protected classes. But the measure elicits widely varying reactions among employment lawyers.  Jill Cohen, an employment lawyer at Eckert Seamans in Princeton, provides insights about weight discrimination issues.

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