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Scale Casey Taylor, a former Marine, had his job offer from BNSF Railway rescinded because his body mass index was 41.3, “severely obese.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

There are multiple federal and state regulations that carve out protections against discrimination for a variety of reasons–age, race, gender, etc.–but what about weight?  If a person is obese but otherwise capable of doing the job, can an employer to refuse to hire them?

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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