Weight bias has become a significant problem in our society. As we develop more awareness about the issue, coalitions and task forces have been created to study weight bias and how it impacts the lives of millions of obese Americans.
Work is one of the main areas where researchers have documented weight bias and discrimination. An article published in the journal Obesity highlighted research indicating the types of discrimination obese employees experience. People who are obese were shown to face hiring prejudice and inequity when it came to wages, promotions, and termination.[i]