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What Is Medical Condition Discrimination?

November 8, 2019 Legal Team

Do you feel like your employer has not treated you fairly due to your medical condition? It could be medical condition discrimination. Continue reading below to see if you might have a medical condition discrimination case.

A “medical condition” is defined as:

1) Any health impairment related to or associated with a record, history, or diagnosis of cancer, or

2) “genetic characteristics.” Government Code §12926(h).

Employers are also prohibited from discriminating on the basis of an individual’s HIV/AIDS status. These restrictions are in addition to the prohibitions against discrimination based upon disabilities.

Some examples of such discrimination include but are not limited to: 

  • Not being accommodated as advised by your doctor
  • Termination (or other reprimand) before or after a medical leave
  • Termination (or other reprimands) after notifying employers that you have a medical condition
  • Being treated differently after you notify employers of your medical condition (being ignored, met with hostility, sudden change of performance reviews, etc.)

If you feel that one or more of these scenarios apply to you, call today to receive a free case evaluation.