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  • Weight discrimination?

    I am a very big guy that is approx. 6'5'' and weigh 325 pounds, we have a ladder policy that only allows a person to climb a ladder that is 280 pounds or less, I have been put on a ladder restriction so I can't climb any ladders. I know for a fact that they make a severe duty ladder that has a capacity of 350 pounds.....I offered to provide this tool to comply with my work duties and they still restricted me from climbing any ladders. Do I have any ground to stand on if I offer to provide this tool to comply with my duties? Is there a dicrimination policy for this?

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    You can offer - they have no obligation to agree.

    Weight is not a protected characteristic under Federal law or in any state except Michigan, so discrimination laws do not apply.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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