NAAFA's 2017
Size Diversity in
Employment Tool Kit

Size Diversity is Good Business!

In 2008, NAAFA saw a need to raise awareness and to provide education and resources about size diversity to corporate America. This need motivated us to create a size diversity tool kit. In 2017, NAAFA updated this tool kit that adds an Executive Summary that makes a business case for size diversity in employment along with a HR Training Guide. 

Our Objective: eradicate prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.

Here are the facts:

  • Employees of size are not significantly less conscientious, less agreeable, less extraverted or less emotionally stable than other employees
    (Michigan University and Hope College Study)
  • Research has shown that many employers hold negative stereotypes about fat employees which contribute to discrimination in the workplace
    (Rudd Report on weight bias)
  • Fat employees can be fired or suspended because of their weight, despite good job performance (Rothblum et al)

The Executive Summary contains the following:

  • Business Case for Size Diversity
  • Increase Brand Loyalty and Reputation
  • Increase the Bottom Line

The HR Training Guide contains the following:

  • Why Size Diversity?
  • What You Will Find in This Tool Kit
  • Recognizing Your Size Bias
  • Business Scenarios With Discussion Questions
  • Accessibility and Accommodation
  • Resources
  • Glossary

For a link to the Size Diversity in Employment to be sent to your employer, please send us a message with the name and email address of the appropriate contact by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.