Letter: Weight isn’t the same as health
I find the idea of penalizing employees who are overweight unfair. Some folks who are overweight are very healthy and some who are thin have multiple health problems. If there are penalties to be levied, then they should be according to the number of health problems one has instead of the number on the scale.
People who are overweight are penalized and ridiculed because society still thinks it’s OK to do so.
Ann Sandhorst, via email