Louisville, KY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky

Q: Is an employer allowed to hold you back from employment based on medical conditions?

I passed a background check and the required physical testing and the nurse is still questioning my anxiety and hep C. Also non narcotic medicine that I take such as flexiril and ibuprofen 800. I have been dealing with GE appliances in this since Aug 18th 2020.

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Assuming your medical conditions would not prevent you from performing your job, you may have a claim for perceived disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA offers protection to individuals with disabilities and to individuals whose medical conditions do not interfere with their ability to perform their job, but whose employers assume they are unable to perform their job based on stereotypes and misconceptions about the medical condition.

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