In the first case of its kind an overweight British man has won a landmark discrimination case against his employers. This is after a High Court judge ruled the effects of obesity can be classed as a disability.
John Walker, 49, weighed more than 21 stone when he was dismissed from his post as an IT manager at Sita Information Networking Computing UK.
He was sacked after spending seven years off work with health problems linked to his size such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue and knee problems.
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