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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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Two cities offer model to fight weight discrimination: Vanderbilt study

Jun. 21, 2012—If municipalities want to combat workplace discrimination because of obesity, they should look to Madison, Wis., and Urbana, Ill., for good models.

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New string of Wal-Mart discrimination class action lawsuits likely to fail

Dec. 9, 2011—In a second legal step after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a national class action discrimination lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart on behalf of more than a million female employees, a series of statewide class action lawsuits are being launched. But Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick believes these new lawsuits will fail for the same reasons the nationwide suit did.

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