EEOC Says BAE Violated ADA By Firing Obese Employee

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued aerospace and defense company BAE Systems Inc. on Tuesday in Texas federal court for allegedly firing an employee because of his morbid obesity.

The EEOC claims that BAE, a subsidiary of British company BAE Systems PLC, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 when it fired Ronald Kratz because of his weight.

"The effect of these unlawful practices has been to deprive Mr. Kratz of equal employment opportunities and to otherwise adversely affect...
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