People instinctively know that hiring managers want to hire skinny people. But a new survey from Resume Builder found that 42 percent of underweight people feel that they’ve been discriminated against because of their weight.
Add to that; this survey found that
- 71 percent of obese people say they have experienced weight discrimination.
- 53 percent of overweight people say they have experienced weight discrimination.
- 23 percent of respondents say they ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ faced discrimination in the
workplace because of their perceived attractive or unattractive physical appearance.
- 64 percent of men who self-identified as ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ unattractive say they faced discrimination
- 47 percent of women who self-identified as ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ unattractive say they have been discriminated against
- 12 percent of all respondents say they have ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ faced height
discrimination. Men were more likely to say they had faced height discrimination.
- 36 percent of respondents overall say they have been discriminated against because of weight, height, or attractiveness.
So fat people face discrimination, skinny people face discrimination, unattractive people face discrimination, and people who are not the right height (whatever that is?) face discrimination.
What does this really mean?
to keep reading, click here: Survey: Too Fat? Too Thin? Not Hired