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Wouldn't you be something to work towards? Like a source of encouragement? And if someone "overweight" works there, the customers wouldn't see the point of it..

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You could probably find a job at a gym. They like to hire skinny people. That is pretty weird that you can get fired for being skinny. I thought there were laws in America against things like that?

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My comment tried to post twice and Ido not know why. So I edited it to say this instead. My apologies.

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There are laws against employment discrimination in the US but I'm pretty sure they only apply to race, religion, and gender, not body type. In "at will employment" states, an employer can fire you for any reason excluding those three, or for no reason at all.

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^True, but if OP got the job within the past few weeks, then the employer is allowed to fire them for any reason they deem relevant. Not that I agree with it, because I don't. I've just seen it listed on a few job applications I've filled out.

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There is in *some* states laws for unfair dismissal. However to get around this most employers will put down things like "Unfit for work place" or "Unreconcilable differences" or some such nonsense they can legally get away with. Unless they have written proof they fired them for being too skinny, it likely wouldn't hold since most employment is "At will"

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I looked up "unfair dismissal." According to my research the termination has to violate an employment contract, a specific jurisdiction law, company policy, or fit a particular criteria. Unless there is a written legal reason OP can't be fired based on body weight, "wrongful dismissal" doesn't apply

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In South Carolina there is a will to work act in place and they can fire you for anything. Religion, race, even being pregnant.

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52 - Firing based on race or religion violates federal law; it is an exception to "at will" laws. Pregnancy is understandable because it can interfere with your ability to perform certain functions of your job (depending on your job).

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Well my husband got fired a while back for our religion... so I'm not sure what you're trying to say. They don't put it in writing so it's always a he said she said issue.

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Maybe it's just me, but I found your joke quite witty. If it makes you feel any better I thumbed you back up to -28 votes...

Wouldn't you be something to work towards? Like a source of encouragement? And if someone "overweight" works there, the customers wouldn't see the point of it..

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Yeah. I'd have a lot more faith in a "weight loss center" with skinny employees than one with fat employees. If the employees weren't skinny, I wouldn't have any faith in the establishment or it's practices.

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That's just bigger people being frustrated with the fact that OP is skinny, and firing her (unprofessionally) for it.

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It's idiots like you that give us stoners a bad name. Listen, I'm a hardcore pot smoker but I dont act-a-fool when I'm stoned.

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That is a stupid reason. That's like firing a personal trainer because they are too fit and muscular. Be proud of your body. I would consider filing a wrongful termination suit but you probably don't want to work for those people anyway.

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