Slides: obesity stigma at work

Improving inclusion and productivity

Bajorek Z |   | Institute for Employment Studies  | Oct 2022

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Findings from Zofia Bajorek's presentation to the Portuguese International Forum of Occupational Health

The themes covered included:

  • Introduction to PURPOSE
  • What is obesity?
  • Causes of weight-based stigma and its prevalence
  • Weight-based stigma and the employment cycle

The PURPOSE programme (Promoting Understanding and Research into Productivity, Obesity Stigma and Employment), is funded by Novo Nordisk. It focusses on improving national productivity levels via better employment and labour market outcomes for those living with overweight or obesity. Novo Nordisk has provided funding to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to undertake the creation of the PURPOSE programme. Novo Nordisk has had no influence over the content of this programme. IES retains full and final editorial control over all aspects of the PURPOSE programme.