Dealing with Fatphobia At Work Workshop (Ragen Chastain)


In the Dealing with Fatphobia at Work Workshop, we’ll talk about how fatphobia can create all kinds of challenges and difficulties in the workplace that fat people are left to navigate in order to simply make a living. These things aren’t our fault, but do become our problem so we’ll discuss options for navigating fatphobia at work.

Topics will include:

  • Interview process
  • Negotiating salary and raises
  • Asking for accommodation – from chairs to uniforms and more
  • Accommodation in work-related travel
  • Accommodation in work-related events
  • Fatphobic workplace “wellness” programs
  • Dealing with fatphobic co-workers and office diet talk
  • Options to make your workplace more fat-friendly for employees and customers