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Texas Hospital Displays Discrimination Against Obese Applicants

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Texas Hospital Displays Discrimination Against Obese Applicants

Discrimination based on your size exists, is in practice and protected by the laws of Texas. Although there are laws in place to protect you from discrimination based on your size in Michigan and a few other states, Texas residents don’t have that same protection.

According to the Texas Tribune…….

A Victoria hospital already embroiled in a discrimination lawsuit filed by doctors of Indian descent has instituted a highly unusual hiring policy: It bans job applicants from employment for being too overweight.

The Citizens Medical Center policy, instituted a little more than a year ago, requires potential employees to have a body mass index of less than 35 — which is 210 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-5, and 245 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-10. It states that an employee’s physique “should fit with a representational image or specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional,” including an appearance “free from distraction” for hospital patients.

Read More:  Victoria Hospital Won’t Hire Very Obese Workers by Emily Ramshaw

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