Excessive people earn less than their dear associates, revealed LinkedIn research. The results indicate that social prejudice in terms of the weight of a person can turn into wage differences.
LinkedIn has found UK workers classified as obese based on its body mass index, an average of $ 2,500 less per year than colleagues who had healthy BMI (weight and height ratio).
The researchers said there was a difference in salaries among men and women of the same severity. Overweight and obese women reportedly earned $ 11,500 less than obese or obese men.
Workers also linked the perception of their weight with their overall career progression. The study found:
- One-fourth of those who had overweight felt they missed a job opportunity and promotion because of their weight.
- One of the three obese workers felt the same way.
- 43% of sick workers say that more precisely, colleagues advanced in their careers faster than they did.
- 28% of the total workers said they received offensive comments about their weight from associates or managers.
"LinkedIn has several groups and discussions on this topic," said LinkedIn, a spokeswoman for Ngaire Moies. Moies expressed the horror that this form of discrimination continues to exist in the workplace.
"We hope that more members will be encouraged to take part in the discussion of how it affects them and how the prejudice can be resolved in size," Moies said.