Obesity can affect every aspect of your life, including your work. People with obesity during adolescence are more likely to drop out of school and not pursue higher education8.
Studies have found that people with obesity face a stigma about being lazy, unsuccessful and lacking self-discipline1. One negative side effect of obesity is that there’s evidence that you’re less likely to be employed and may earn lower wages9.
In the workplace, people with obesity report weight discrimination at every stage of employment. There can be discrimination in hiring, salary disparities, fewer promotions, harsher disciplinary actions, and higher contract termination rates10.