In the Navy, we have to meet weight standards. It is not hard, provided you work out and eat sensibly. As well as make healthy lifestyle choices. Recently, a Texas hospital started enforcing weight standards during its hiring of new employees:
What some call concern over weight in the workplace–and others call weight discrimination–has been around for years, but a Texas hospital has stepped up the fight.
Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas recently instituted a policy of refusing to hire anyone with a body mass index of more than 35, which means a 5-foot-10 man who weighs 245 pounds would have a BMI of over 35, the hospital’s cutoff. A 5-foot-2 woman would be over the cutoff at 195 pounds.
Is this legal? I think at a health-care facility, they should enforce standards. And the ones quoted above do not seem impossible to meet. I would imagine the work there to be physically strenuous. No?