Air India’s new policy about obese crew members raises some interesting issues for a country dealing with a growing epidemic. The airline recently tested over 3,000 employees and found that approximately 20% of them were overweight. These employees were recommended diet and exercise before being reconsidered for employment.
In the United States, you can only imagine how many discrimination lawsuits would have surfaced against any employer who threatened to fire their employees because they were overweight.
This is not to say that obesity isn’t a national health care crisis in India, the Unted States, China or other countries. But incidents of obesity among Air India’s flight attendants may be indicative of a bigger problem.… Seguir leyendo »