50% of all employers are less likely to hire obese candidates

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Obesity is one of the most pressing and controversial public health challenges. Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stephen Bevan
Head of HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies, Lancaster University
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 The workplace can be a difficult place for people with obesity.
The workplace can be a difficult place for people with obesity. Image: World Obesity Federation,CC BY
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