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Rudd Center Survey Finds Support for Laws Against Weight Discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has conducted a study assessing public support for policies and laws that would


Discredited resveratrol researcher sues UConn for wrongful termination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

A scientist who was accused of falsifying data in research on the purported health benefits of red wine has reportedly sued the University of


Montana high court rules obesity may be a protected disability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

Responding to a question certified by a federal district court, a divided Montana Supreme Court has said that obesity which is not the symptom of a physiological condition may be a “physical or mental impairment” as the terms are used in the Montana Human Rights Act


Drug-resistant bacteria allegedly linked to industrial farm workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

A recent study examining the prevalence of methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA and MDRSA) among farm workers has reported


NIOSH to target Maritime Safety issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies. The new program will


Anneli Rufus, “Why caffeine is the perfect addiction for a worker bee society,” AlterNet, May 19, 2010
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

This article by book author Anneli Rufus discusses a recently issued scientific study that purports to show that caffeine can "significantly reduce the number of errors" made by shift workers and can, in fact, be more effective at preventing errors than a nap


Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10


EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination


Study links occupational BPA exposure to lower semen quality
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A recent study funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly linked workplace bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to "1 decreased sperm concentration, 2 decreased total sperm count, 3 decreased sperm vitality, and 4 decreased sperm motility


Study claims to link heavy diesel-exhaust exposure to lung cancer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

A recent National Cancer Institute (NCI) study concludes that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increases the risk of death from lung cancer