I know it might come as a surprise or even disappointment to readers that I did not take the story all the way through with the lawsuit going to the ECJ. Originally I had planned that when the ruling came out in late 2014 and I started writing. The more I looked into the issue though, the less plausible that course of events seemed. That a private sector weight discrimination case, especially one involving a US company would actually go all the way to the ECJ is plain unrealistic. The only ones there have been all were public sector/civil servants - where the option of high payouts doesn't exist. In turn, winning in court means you get your job back, and then in a tenured version. Companies will always try to avoid the publicity of such a case in court. While even a victorious employee, see Bosman, will have ruined his/her chances of gainful employment in the field often for life. Since this story has a real life backdrop - I chose to stick with it for plausibility reasons.