Forklift Operator Ronald Kratz Settles For $55,000 In Obesity Discrimination Case

Ronald Kratz obesity discrimination
Ronald Kratz obesity discrimination



Ronald Kratz had every intention of carrying out his duties as a material handler for defense contractor BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas -- despite his weighing nearly 680 pounds. So when in 2009 the seatbelt on his forklift wouldn't extend long enough for him to buckle it, he asked his superiors for an extender.