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Washington Supreme Court weighs in on the question of weight in Taylor v. BNSF

(Source: JD Supra, August 19, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In Taylor v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company, the Washington Supreme Court recently held that obesity is always an “impairment” under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”). The court held that the WLAD is more expansive than the Americans with Disabilities Act and expressly refused to follow some federal court decisions that found obesity to be a disability only if it is caused by a separate underlying physiological disorder.

Full story: JD Supra

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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