Conjoined twins enter the world of work

Abigail and Brittany Hensel

New legal definitions might be needed

By Martha Neil

ABA Journal

If Abby and Brittany Hensel should ever litigate a wage dispute with their employer, a judge or jury is going to have to give the matter some serious thought.

The two recent college graduates, now 22, are looking for work together. In fact, they’re looking for a job at the same workplace, because they’re not only twins but conjoined. The young women share essentially one body from the waist down, but are two individuals with distinct personalities, the New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2-show-article-1.1144731 reports.

That can raise some unique issues, although the twins are already skilled compromisers due to their need to work together on tasks ranging from walking and driving a car to studying for separate degrees and taking tests as individuals.

Continued: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2-show-article-1.1144731

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