You’re less likely to get that job if you are fat – UK study

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* Almost 70% of South African women are overweight - World Health Organisation

A recent UK study which examined the attitudes of 1000 British employers found that nearly half of the recruiters said they would be less inclined to recruit an applicant at interview stage if they are obese.

The study found that overweight applicants, all other things being equal, are perceived to be less productive.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for our interview of Gregory Duncan, Labour Lawyer at Bagraims Attorneys.

We have protection in South Africa if you can prove you’ve been discriminated against because you are fat. But how do you prove this?

Gregory Duncan, Labour Lawyer at Bagraims Attorneys

In certain professions, such as law enforcement, it would be justified to discriminate against obese applicants.

Gregory Duncan, Labour Lawyer at Bagraims Attorneys

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