CJEU Gives Opinion On Whether Obesity Is A Disability

December 18, 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held, in Karsten Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund, that obesity can constitute a disability for the purposes of EU discrimination law, albeit only where the requirements for a person to establish they are disabled are satisfied. Obesity of itself is not a disability for the purposes of the legislation.

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