8th Circuit Upholds Revocation Of Job Offer Based On Applicant’s Body Mass Index

Mealey's (April 7, 2016, 11:10 AM EDT) -- ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 5 ruled that a job applicant’s obesity, without an underlying physiological disorder or condition, does not qualify as a physical impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Melvin A. Morriss, III v. BNSF Railway Company, a Delaware corporation, No. 14-3858, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6179).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160408-033Z.)

Melvin Morriss III applied for a machinist position with BNSF Railway Co. in March 2011 and was extended a conditional offer...
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