Employment and Discrimination is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • When a person is unreasonably denied a job, terminated from employment, or kept from promotion on the basis of their medical condition.
  • A person with diabetes may be discriminated against if he/she is not offered employment opportunities that he or she is able to perform.
  • Legal definitions of employment discrimination vary from state to state and country to country, and can be complex.
  • An experienced lawyer may be needed to evaluate the strength of a case involving discrimination.

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Last updated: August 29, 2015