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Employees with a waist size of >40 inches for men or >35 inches for women will have to pay an additional $1,000 per year in insurance premiums. This is a de facto pay cut for fat people who don't go on a diet. This is an abuse of corporate power and we will not purchase Michelin Tires until this practice ends.
Click here to learn more about the flawed nature of using waist circumference to judge a person's weight and health.
Pete Selleck, President of Michelin North America
Wayne Culbertson, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Personnel
Rich Kornacki, Executive Vice President
Jean-Dominique Senard, Managing General Partner of Michelin Group
Michael Ian Fanning, Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Craig Hodges, Director of External Communications
Lauren Davis, External Communications Coordinator
Lynne Fowler, Director of Consumer Public Relations, Passenger Car & Light Truck
Tom Sullivan, Public Relations Manager, BFGoodrich
We will not buy Michelin tires until you stop financially penalizing your employees based on their body size. It is not truly voluntary, it is discriminatory and it is an abuse of your power. We stand with the employees of Michelin, who have a right to privacy in their health choices.
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Decision-maker Lauren Davis responds:
This petition is just an example of not understanding what is actually going on. No, Michelin is not charging people higher premiums for larger waste size. The indicator is metabolic syndrome of which waist line is only one of five compon...
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