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Is Obesity A Disability?

1. Many believe that top managers care little about human resources compared to such areas as marketing, finance, production, and engineering. What might account for the perception, and what would you do to change it?

2. Under the ADA, is an obese individual considered to have a disability and therefore eligible for coverage? Explain.

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The perception that top managers care little about human resources compared to such areas as marketing, finance, production, and engineering, is largely due to the tremendous amount of funding and resources that are allocated to these areas of a given business. It appears that the vast majority of an organization's funding and resources is devoted to the area of marketing, due to the fact that marketing is the method by which businesses attract additional customers and clients, which invariably leads to an increase in the profitability of that organization. Finance is another area in which a large amount of resources and time is contributed, due to the fact that an organization's operations are largely ...

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