Bus Driver Terminated Due to His Weight Not Covered Under ADA

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the fourth appeals court to hold obesity is not an ADA impairment unless there is evidence of an underlying physiological cause. The Second, Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal have upheld similar dismissals. The Seventh Circuit case involves a 596-pound bus driver who was terminated by the Chicago Transit Authority due to safety issues related to his weight. Read more about the case and how it benefits employers