NYC Considers Legislation against Weight Discrimination

May 19, 2023

Progress has been made over the last decades to protect people from discrimination in the workplace based on sex, race, disability, and age. Now, body positivity advocates say awareness and discussion are necessary to curb fatphobia. Cristina Jimenez, global head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at RHR International, says hiring managers and hiring leaders have a responsibility to understand all types of bias. To reduce negative weight-related attitudes, beliefs, assumptions, and judgments toward individuals who are overweight and obese, organizations may need to revisit their policies.

Cristina spoke to HR Brew about the steps HR leaders can take to raise awareness and to educate about biases, including weight bias.

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Cristina Jimenez is a talent, leadership, and culture expert with 20 years of industry experience. She is a senior partner and the global head of RHR International’s Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging practice and has been instrumental in the firm’s own cultural transformation.