Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 4:00 p.m. MST
If height or weight will have a detrimental effect on whether or not a worker
can competently do his/her job, then of course the employer will (and should)
discriminate. They are paying for that worker's services, after all, not
running a charity. It's unrealistic to expect companies to make major
changes in accommodations for the very few, or the one person who requires them.
While it's unfortunate and seemingly unfair that this will keep some people
from their "dream jobs", the reality is that life isn't always
This is garbage. What is next, discrimination based on looks. How about
discrimination based on body oder or hair color or ability.I want to
play in the symphony, but they are discriminating against me because I
don't have the same abilities as their current members. Is that fair?What the people who wanted this bill passed should be asking themselves
is this: Would you want to work for somebody who discriminated against
Have we come so far to have to legislate every single part of our existence?
Sadly, people do judge and do continue to discriminate. Will there be a law not
to discriminate between a brand new 2013 BMI M3 and a 1970's Gremlin? They
are both cars, both transport people, yet one is flashier and newer than the
other. I think it is horrible that people are discriminated against because of
their height and weight, but it is even sadder when an employer doesn't
even give a person an opportunity to prove their worth.
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