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Case Law C-354/13 (16/07/2014)

Type: Opinions of Advocate General

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 07/16/2014

Subject: According to the Advocate General, morbid obesity may amount to a ‘disability’ for the purposes of the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive. Whilst there is no general principle of EU law prohibiting discrimination on grounds of obesity in its own right, morbid obesity may come within the meaning of ‘disability’ if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees.

Parties: FOA c. Kommunernes Landsforening

Classification: Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 26 Rights of the disabled

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