Obese-ManFat people now have their own protected class in Europe, where the bloc’s top court has ruled being obese to be a disability. This landmark decision, according to reports, could eventually mean that employers will have to provide more support for their overweight workers in the form of care or compensation, sloughing the burden of some people’s poor health choices onto the continent’s economic engine. The issue came to be after an overweight Danish man tried to sue his former employer for termination, claiming that obesity was one of the primary reasons he was dismissed. Karsten Kaltoft, who consistently weighed in at more than 350 pounds during his time as a child care provider, alleged that his being fired constitutes unlawful discrimination, an allegation that the Court of Justice of the European Union (EJC) initially dismissed on the grounds that obesity isn’t a protected category. More