Man called ‘fat ginger pikey’ by boss loses race discrimination claim – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2018 in harassment, news, obesity, race discrimination by tracey

‘A salesman who was called “a fat ginger pikey”, a “salad dodger” and a “fat Yoda” has lost his claim for racial harassment.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2018

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Leading employment judges call for law banning ‘fattism’ in workplace – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2016 in disabled persons, employment, equality, news, obesity, statistics by sally

‘A leading judge has claimed that overweight workers could soon have the power to tackle “fattist” discrimination in the workplace by suing colleagues who make inappropriate comments about body size.’

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The Independent, 25th April 2016

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Weight-loss ad featuring ex-Coronation Street star Denise Welch banned – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in advertising, health, news, obesity, regulations by sally

‘An advert for the weight loss programme LighterLife featuring former Coronation Street and Loose Women star Denise Welch has been banned after the actor lost weight more quickly than regulations deem to be safe.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

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Hospital had no plan to tackle autistic woman’s weight gain, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2014 in autism, health, hospitals, inquests, news, obesity by sally

‘A 25-year-old woman with severe autism died in a secure hospital after staff allowed her weight to balloon to 25 stone as she sat alone for years in a padded room, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2014

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Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton fans – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, obesity, sport by sally

‘The former Premier League footballer Colin Kazim-Richards was found guilty in a landmark case on Wednesday of making an “utterly disgusting” homophobic gesture at Brighton and Hove Albion fans during a football match last year.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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Legal ruling could see introduction of airline ‘fat tax’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2012 in airlines, disability discrimination, news, obesity by sally

“A court ruling could pave the way for the introduction of a ‘fat tax’ for obese fliers, a leading barrister has claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2012

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Obese man to get gastric band after U-turn by NHS – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in hospitals, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“Lawyer for Tom Condliff, a retired police officer, says human rights appeal to Strasbourg will go ahead to clarify law.”

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The Guardian, 27th August 2011

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Regina (Condliff) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust – WLR Daily

Posted July 28th, 2011 in appeals, hospitals, human rights, law reports, medical treatment, obesity by tracey

Regina (Condliff) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust [2011] EWCA Civ 910;  [2011] WLR (D)  256

“It was not unlawful for a primary care trust to adopt a policy by which all individual funding requests were to be considered and determined exclusively by reference to clinical factors.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

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Obese ex-policeman loses attempt to force NHS to pay for gastric bypass – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2011 in budgets, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by tracey

“A 22-stone, ‘morbidly obese’ ex-policeman has lost his latest attempt to force the NHS to pay for stomach surgery, despite his lawyers saying he might have less than a year to live.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2011

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Man takes health trust to court over obesity surgery – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2011 in human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“A former police officer is taking his legal battle over a health trust’s refusal to fund obesity surgery to the Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2011

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Court of appeal to consider gastric bypass operation case – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2011 in human rights, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“The Human Rights Act will become a major legal weapon for thousands of people denied drugs and surgery on the NHS if a landmark judgment rules that an obese man is entitled to a gastric bypass paid for by the taxpayer.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2011

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Obesity surgery man loses court fight against PCT – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2011 in human rights, judicial review, medical treatment, news, obesity by sally

“A grandfather has lost his High Court battle over a health trust’s refusal to fund obesity surgery.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2011

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Council takes overweight child into care – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in children, news, obesity, social services by sally

“A child has been taken away from his parents because, it is understood, they were not coping with his disability and social workers became anxious about his weight.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2007

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