The other week, I started work like any normal day. I actually was having a cheerful morning. Woke up on time and got there early so I headed to the kitchen to get coffee, like I do every single morning. Unfortunately, I was about to see something that would ruin my day and week. I noticed a sign…
Click through to read the full account of blatant workplace discrimination that is currently legal in the US because weight is not a protected class.
I guarantee that something like this would increase my health insurance costs to a company, because I would be so filled with rage that I would need numerous chiropractor visits and possibly pain medication—and don’t forget the productivity that would be lost at the same time. (Just like last week’s nightmare fill-in OB locked up my entire upper back and triggered a three-day migraine.)
STRESS, unlike fat, has clear demonstrated negative causal effects on health. And the purpose of health insurance in the first place is to evenly distribute costs, NOT to penalize people who might, for whatever reason (pre-existing conditions, uteruses, whatever) end up using it more.
Universal health care, Socialised medicine, free at the point of use public services; could it be any clearer? This is a disgusting attack on workers’ rights and I’m appalled at the union in particular.
Capitalism will exploit along any line it can for profit not caring if this woman can’t afford it or what health matters actually relate to arbitrary facts like waist measurements.Source: fattydiary