Employers Promote Fat-Shaming: New PostDecember 11th, 2015 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »
Fellow blogger Al Lewis has an excellent post on Huff Post Business on the promotion of fat-shaming in “employer wellness” programs. He points out that (a) these programs do not cause weight loss, (b) they are often structured to embarrass and harass overweight employees by their colleagues, (c) the penalties for failure to reach an employer goal of a specific BMI or weight loss amount are outrageous. What he might add is that millions of American workers are affected by these programs, them the largest human experiments in history. No doubt the numbers of affected employees dwarfs those in medical or surgical treatment programs. What he does not explain is the absence of outrage in the scientific and medical community over these scams.