Phillips & Associates

Disability Discrimination Based on a Heart Condition

Phillips & Associates is a leading New York discrimination law firm dedicated to assisting individuals who encounter discrimination because of a heart condition. Our firm handles discrimination on the basis of heart conditions and other forms of medical conditions throughout the New York area. Call one of our qualified discrimination lawyers today in order to discuss your case at (212) 248-7431. Initial consultations are always complimentary, and we will receive no fees unless you recover.


Heart condition discrimination occurs when an employer is treated unfairly because of perceived or actual heart condition. This can include coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and many other conditions related to the heart. Heart disease is considered one medical condition that is protected under New York law for purposes of disability discrimination protections.


Under the New York Human Rights Law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of a handicap or disability. The types of conditions included within that definition are any physical, mental or medical impairments, which result from:

  • anatomical
  • physiological
  • genetic, or
  • neurological conditions.

Furthermore, in order to be protected by this law, the condition must prevent the exercise of some normal bodily function, or be demonstrable by some medically accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic technique. Alternatively, a record of such condition or a condition regarded by others as such an impairment will also fall under the protection of the law.

The protection applies so long as the individual can show that they have such a medical impairment, they do not have to additionally prove the potential limitation that it causes.


Discrimination on the basis of your heart condition may mean that an employer refuses to give you additional work, or refuses to make reasonable accommodations on the basis of perceived limitations. In addition to New York State laws, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA), also prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of your heart condition disability. Prohibited actions include inquiring about a potential employee’s actual or perceived condition during the hiring process, asking about prescription drug use, or even asking about medical examinations. There are a number of ways in which employers might unlawfully discriminate against you because of your heart condition. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you should contact Phillips & Associates to discuss your rights today.


If you believe you feel that you have been subject to discrimination in the workplace on account of your heart condition, contact the experienced New York heart condition discrimination lawyers at Phillips & Associates today. Our attorneys know that speaking out about workplace violations can be difficult and even uncomfortable, but we fervently believe that no one should have to face unlawful discrimination at work. We provide the highest quality representation throughout the New York area, and we will work hard to ensure that you recover the remedy you are entitled to. Contact us today through our website or by calling us at (212) 248-7431 to schedule your initial complimentary and confidential consultation. Don’t wait to have your rights enforced, as your claims could expire if you wait too long.

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