Lawyers Eye Weight Bias Suits
Portnick's application to teach exercise classes was rejected by Jazzercise Inc. in 2002 because the company believed she didn't look fit. Portnick subsequently filed a complaint with San Francisco's Human Rights Commission alleging weight discrimination and after a barrage of media coverage, Jazzercise settled with Portnick and dropped its “fit” job requirement.
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