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On Oct. 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit joined a growing number of circuits to hold that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not prohibit a company from declining to hire an individual because of concerns that the individual’s obesity will develop into a physical impairment at a later time. This was the Seventh Circuit’s second opinion in the span of a few months addressing whether obesity and obesity-related conditions fall within the scope of the ADA.

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