• Obesity: A Disability Recognized Under Federal Law?
  • August 30, 2013 | Author: Maureen E. Carr
  • Law Firm: Rees Broome, PC - Tysons Corner Office
  • Obesity may soon be recognized as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In June 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) formally upgraded obesity (defined as having a body mass index of 30 or over) from a “condition” to a “disease,” which could have far-reaching legal implications.