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Is asking about Height or Weight legal?


While it is not specifically illegal to discriminate against a person based on height and weight, it is illegal to do so if the same restrictions are not applied to all employees in the same way or are used to hide another type of discrimination. For example, the cases of Gerdom v. Continental Airlines Inc. and Independent Union of Flight Attendants v. Pan American World Airways, Inc. established that having different weight requirements for Males and Females was in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Helpful Resources: Here are a few resources that may be helpful to you if you feel you have been discriminated against in an interview. Race, Gender, Religion, Ethnicity, Age, Disability, Country of Origin, Marital Status, Family Status