Did Google Reject Job Applicants Because They're Fat?

A New York City woman — let's call her Ms. G, because she signed a non-disclosure agreement — went to Google's local offices to take a test for an administrative position. She'd already had a phone interview, and now there was a test. Afterwards, at lunch, Ms. G says seven of the roughly 20 people there were politely… » 6/23/11 2:30pm 6/23/11 2:30pm

When It Comes To Job Discrimination, "Lose Weight" Is Crappy Advice

Shape Magazine has just become hip to the studies that show that fat women have a more difficult time getting hired and are paid less than their thin counterparts. They point out that this doesn't happen to men and they acknowledge that it's not fair. But then they start doling out advice: » 6/03/11 1:45pm 6/03/11 1:45pm

Fake Fat Discrimination Enrages Health Food Customer

In a strange setup, ABC staged a fake job interview in which a health food store manager turned down an applicant for being overweight. But a customer came to the applicant's defense. » 4/08/11 6:00pm 4/08/11 6:00pm

Georgia Nail Salon Charges Woman Extra For Being Overweight

Here's your rage-inducing news of the day: a Georgia woman claims she was charged five dollars extra for her manicure simply because of her weight. » 8/21/10 2:00pm 8/21/10 2:00pm

Gym Deems Woman Too Fat To Exercise

An Oklahoma woman was kicked off exercise equipment at her gym for being too heavy, illustrating how obese people are shamed even when they try to lose weight. » 6/11/10 6:20pm 6/11/10 6:20pm

Hooters Says Waitress Is "Too Fat," Offers Her Gym Membership

Cassandra Smith is 5'8 and 132 pounds. And she's on probation from Hooters corporate, which has kindly offered to give her a free gym membership and 30 days to lose weight. » 5/19/10 1:30pm 5/19/10 1:30pm

Kevin Smith Isn't The First Person Southwest Deemed "Too Fat To Fly"

Kevin Smith is so angry he was thrown off a Southwest flight on Saturday, he's launched a campaign against the airline. Smith may be the poster-boy for "too fat to fly", but Southwest has a habit of harassing overweight passengers. » 2/15/10 4:40pm 2/15/10 4:40pm

There were mitigating circumstances in each of these incidents, but…