Are cancer patients covered by the ADA?

The protections under the ADA for persons with cancer became stronger under the amendments to the ADA in 2009. Now cancer, whether active or in remission, should be a covered disability under the ADA. The EEOC issued regulations on March 25, 2011, stating that cancer is presumptively a covered disability under the ADA. The EEOC provided elsewhere in the regulations that an illness that would be disability when active would also be a covered disability when in remission.

Lexington, Kentucky disability lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals subjected to disability discrimination.

If you have been discriminated against because of a disability, contact Lexington, Kentucky disability discrimination lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.