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Sizeism or size discrimination is the idea that people are prejudged by their size.
This type of discrimination can take a number of forms, ranging from
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The EOCC website states "Height and weight requirements tend to disproportionately limit the employment opportunities of some protected groups and unless the employer can demonstrate how the need is related to the job, it may be viewed as illegal under federal law. A number of states and localities have laws specifically prohibiting discrimination on the basis of height and weight unless based on actual job requirements. Therefore, unless job-related, inquiries about height and weight should be avoided." Therefore, size discrimination in the workplace is only illegal under federal law if it is not a job requirement.