Michelin Imposes Fine for Being Overweight
Michelin, like many employers, is implementing a “wellness” program in which employees lose $1,000 of pay if they fail to achieve baseline requirements in three or more categories -- BMI, blood pressure, glucose levels, triglycerides and waist size. Those who surpass the cut-off can register for a health-coaching program and lose less pay. Employees who refuse to “voluntarily” turn over their medical information lose the full $1,000.
When we punish people for their poor health, we ignore the complexities of it -- genetics, individual circumstances, accessibility -- and create an environment of shame and punishment that is the precise opposite of the goals of public health.
Measure Up or Pay Up? Michelin Imposes Fine for Being Overweight- http://www.ivillage.com/measure-or-pay-michelin-imposes-fine-being-overweight/4-a-533234
It sounds like a lot of companies are starting to adopt these type of policies? What do you think of them?