Tag Archives: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

“Stand-Alone” REALLY Does Mean Stand-Alone - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Interprets the FCRA

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On January 29, 2019, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (covering a number of states and territories bordering the Pacific Ocean) issued a far-reaching opinion that will likely impact the hiring process of prospective employers who conduct background checks on applicants. In the case at issue, Desiree Gilberg (Gilberg) brought a class … Continue reading this entry

Is Being Overweight an Impairment?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese. The CDC uses the Body Mass Index (BMI) as the benchmark for obesity. BMI is a calculation based on height, weight and age. A BMI of 30 or more, applying the CDC standards, constitutes obesity. The question … Continue reading this entry