Why employers should beware of fatphobia in the workplace
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Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

As children we are confronted by two opposing viewpoints: don’t judge a book by its cover, but first impressions do matter. This duality is acutely felt by many plus-size people who are being disadvantaged the minute they walk through a prospective employer’s door, apply for a promotion, or just going about their working day.

In most instances, weight should not preclude a person’s ability to do a job. And yet discrimination – both conscious and unconscious – still occurs, causing real harm to employees and employers.