Friday, April 10, 2015

Beware! Overweight candidates are normally ditched

A recent survey shows that overweight candidates are normally ditched b their potential employers during the interviews on the pretext that overweight people are generally lazy.

A recent survey that questioned 1,000 British companies concludes that almost half companies said they are less inclined to recruit an applicant after interview if they are obese or overweight.

Beverley Sunderland, managing director, at Crosslands Employment Solicitors, who commissioned the research, said: 'Our research shows that prejudiced attitudes towards hiring obese workers are rife among British employers.'

The findings come in the wake of a European court case brought by unions and lawyers on behalf of 25st childminder Karsten Kaltoft, 50, who claimed he was sacked by his local authority in Denmark in 2010 for being too fat. 

This rather distrubing news should serve as an eye opener for all those who give more weightage to their intellect / degrees and CV rather than their physical appearance. 

Read more about the study at the Daily Mail

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