Phillips & Associates

Disability Discrimination Based on Cancer

Phillips & Associates is a preeminent New York cancer disability discrimination law firm. We are dedicated to representing individuals who face unlawful discrimination in employment based on a medical condition. We handle many medical discrimination cases in New York City and the surrounding areas. Initial consultations are always free and confidential, and we do not recover any fees until we secure your recovery first. Call our hardworking employment disability discrimination lawyers today at (212) 248-7431.


Medical condition discrimination occurs when an employer treats a person unfairly or unequally compared with their co-workers solely on the basis of their medical condition, in this case cancer. The unfair and therefore unlawful treatment can be based either upon the actual medical condition, or based on what the employer perceives.

Cancer is considered a disability in the workplace under the New York State Human Rights Law and relevant federal laws. Because of this, your employer cannot discriminate against you because of your cancer. Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been explicitly amended and interpreted to include protections against discrimination for individuals with cancer.


Prohibitions against discrimination in the workplace because of your cancer begin at the inception of the recruiting process. Employers are prohibited from inquiring as to your actual or perceived medical conditions, asking about prescription medications you are taking, and similar related inquiries.

State and Federal laws protect against discrimination on the basis of medical impairment, which includes cancer. Discrimination can take many forms, but in essence is the result of an employer treating an individual unfairly or unequally solely because they have cancer.

You are entitled to a reasonable accommodation for your cancer. For example, if you need some time off of work following radiation or chemotherapy treatments, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. If your employer denies your leave request unfairly, you may have a claim for discrimination. The attorneys at Phillips & Associates can inform you of your rights, and recommend how to proceed with your claim.


Dealing with cancer can be hard enough without the additional burden of unlawful discrimination at your place of employment. If you believe you are the victim of medical condition discrimination, consult the skilled New York cancer discrimination lawyers at Phillips & Associates today.

We know that speaking out against your employer can be tough, especially if you have a long history working there, or wish to keep your job. However, we fervently believe that no one should be the victim of unlawful workplace discrimination solely because of a medical condition.

We will provide the best quality representation in your New York cancer discrimination case. We are dedicated to pursuing the compensation that you deserve. Call us today at (212) 248-7431 or through our website in order to schedule your complimentary and confidential initial consultation. Your case may be subject to a statute of limitations, so you’ll want to act as soon as possible to ensure your claim is not time barred.

45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
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