Posts Tagged ‘wage penalty’

Wage Penalty documented in Canada

July 13th, 2016

We have reported several times on the “wage penalty” wherein persons, especially women, are paid less compensation than their non-obesity peers. See here and here. Now, it appears the same phenomenon is found in Canada. Research by Chu and Ohinmaa found a distinct gender bias, penalizing working women but not men for their body habitus.

Why Do Obese Employees Earn Less? Productivity or Bias?

November 29th, 2011

It has been well documented that obese workers are paid less than their co-workers for the same job. But is this because employers are deducting for lost productivity and higher health care costs or because of bias against persons with obesity. The best expert in the field lends his conclusion at The Obesity Wage Penalty – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com