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18 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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EU court rules obesity can be considered a disability

By classifying obesity as a disability in certain conditions, the court raised the prospect of EU employers being obligated to make available larger desks, wider doorways and closer parking spaces to accommodate those whose weight limits their mobility.

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DEC 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Settlement reached over guide dog dispute

Harshad and Daksha Desai also agreed to undergo civil rights training and post a sign that guide dogs are welcome under a settlement announced by the state's Civil Rights Division on Thursday. State law says any person with a disability accompanied by a service or guide dog trained by a recognized agency to have full access to all public facilities.

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DEC 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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European court rules obesity can be a disability

LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. According to Jacob Sand, Kaltoft's lawyer, the ruling means employers will have an "active obligation" to cater to the needs of their ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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European court rules obesity can be disability

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent. Kaltoft, who weighed 159 kilograms (350 pounds), says he was fired for being obese, a claim his employer contests.

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DEC 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ax, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspect

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts a week before the deadly rampage. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Stone had post-traumatic stress disorder and received ...

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