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Women Facing Greater Weight-Based Discrimination

13 September 2016

New research from Strathclyde University has found that women who are slightly heavier than the perceived normal weight, but still within a healthy BMI range, are seen by potential employers as less employable and worthy of a lower wage than equally heavy men or smaller women.

The research also showed that whilst both male and female candidates received an employment penalty for being overweight, that penalty was still greater for women of a healthy (but heavier than normal) weight than for overtly overweight men.

Read People Management's article here.

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