What to do if I was not hired due to a medical condition?

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What to do if I was not hired due to a medical condition?

I recently applied for a job and during the interview I told them that I had no thyroid. Later I found out from someone that works there that they were not going to hire do to this fact. I expressed to them that it has never hindered my job performance. Is it illegal for them to do this and what actions can I take?

Asked on February 15, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should speak with an employment law attorney--you may have a case for illegal discrimination. Employers may not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on the basis of a disability. I believe they also may not discriminate on the basis of what they *think* is a disability, even if it is not. If you were not hired due to a lack of thyroid, that therefore could constitute some form of illegal discrimination.


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