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October 2015 Archives

Weight discrimination: how prevalent is it?

Although most states in the U.S. do not have laws protecting against this type of discrimination in the workplace, it is definitely worth discussing: weight discrimination. It's something that's extremely hard to prove and proving it would not bring much recourse anyway. But according to the deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, there is research in the United States that shows that weight discrimination among women is "comparable to rates of racial discrimination." The director says weight discrimination has been documented as one of the most common types of employment discrimination that is experienced by individuals.

Amazon Prime Now couriers sue for benefits

Amazon has done some pretty interesting things in terms of speedy delivery. Customers have been able to receive packages within two days with Amazon Prime for the longest time. Now, Amazon Prime Now kicks things into high gear, delivering packages in two hours. While this service is wonderful for those receiving their package, it appears that it may not be so wonderful for those actually delivering the packages.

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