Is obesity a disabling impairment under the ADA?
Abstract: That was the question before the Eleventh Circuit. It had to decide whether obesity and related medical conditions constituted a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This article discusses why the court held that the plaintiff wasn’t disabled under the ADA. In a sidebar, this article also explains why a federal trial court held that episodic or medication-controlled conditions aren’t ADA-defined disabilities. Greenberg v. BellSouth Telecommunications Inc., 498 F.3d 1258 (11th Cir. 2007) Wofsy v. Palm Shores Retirement Community, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68819 (D.Fla. 2007)