Young Workers Legal Service

Case Studies

Equal Opportunity

Gregory was working in the trucking industry for approximately 1 year. He had to pass a medical upon obtaining his job. His weight was recorded as part of the medical. He did the same job for the entire time he worked for his employer. He injured his knee at work and submitted a workers compensation claim. When he returned and was cleared for full duties, he was told that he was not able to perform the job as he was too overweight. His weight has been the same for the whole time.