This article examines how the recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act fail to afford people who are classified as obese the protection against employment discrimination they deserve. Part I outlines the development of the history of protections afforded to individuals who are disabled. Part II concentrates on obesity as a medical condition and the way in which society perceives those who are obese. Part III focuses on whether or not obesity can be classified as a disability under the ADAAA. Part IV provides a pragmatic solution, which identifies safeguards for an obese person at each level of the employment process in order to prevent him or her from becoming a victim of discrimination.
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