Obesity and the ADAAA

Does obesity constitute protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)?  It does now.  According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), basic obesity, without any other underlying condition, sufficiently impacts the life activities of bending, walking, digestion, cell growth, etc., to qualify as a disability or perceived disability.

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