Are cancer patients covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Cancer patients should be covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), whether their cancer is active or in remission.  Cancer is presumptively a covered disability under the ADA under regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on March 25, 2011. The regulations also provide that conditions that are a covered disability when active are also covered when in remission. 

One point that always has to be made about the ADA is that ADA coverage has to be assessed on an individualized, case-by-case basis.

Lexington, Kentucky ADA lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in cases under the Americans With Disabilities Act; contact him at 859-254-7076.