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Too Fat to Fly, You're Fired!

Posted Jan 11 2009 3:01pm

This week, 9 female flight attendants for Air India, who could not meet the company’s weight standards, were fired. The crew members were said to be significantly overweight and had been given time to lose weight, but did not. The airline cites fitness and efficiency concerns for the weight standards, but the lawyer for the flight attendants calls the firings illegal and plans to file paperwork with the Supreme Court; CBS News reports.

No doubt, this is unfair, but I wonder. Is having slim employees on a plane, something I imagine has weight limits, a necessary requirement. If so, going forward, the company probably should print this on the job application.

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