Hospital bans obese job applicantsApril 5th, 2012 at 11:05 am by Kim Vallez under Latest Posts
A Texas hospital is no longer hiring people who are obese. The Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, TX requires all potential employees to have a body mass index of less than 35, according to its CEO.
The figure translates to a weight of 210lbs for someone who is 5ft 5in, and ensures employees fit with a ‘specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional’, the hospital chief, David Brown, said.
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