Morbid Obesity and Job Applications

In a recent case, Goodman v. L.A. Weight Loss Ctrs., a 350 pound man was denied a position at L.A. Weight Loss Centers, Inc., despite being the most qualified person for the job. The reason given? L.A. Weight Loss Centers, Inc. is “image conscious.” Ultimately, the court found that the applicant was not protected by the ADA (which protects people with disabilities) because he was not regarded to be unable to perform a wide range of tasks.