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I was talking to my boss and I told her I experience

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JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I was talking to my boss and I told her I experience hypertension a form of ADHD
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: The next say she said she googled it and found that it is a mental disorder and asked me to talk to HR - I have not done that
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: at will
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am in recruiting and I was told not to look at gay candidates for a certain search...a candidate had listed that they were with a LGBT affiliation and she the hiring manager said no...she needed a candidate that embodied a guys culture
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Employment Law
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
New York
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Good evening and welcome. I think I am having trouble understanding what your question is about. You mention that you told your employer about ADHD, but then you also mention something about being instructed not to hire someone is gay. Are these things related? What is your specific legal question for me here?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
lets talk about the ADHD thing first it's two different questions
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Okay, sure. What is your question regarding the ADHD?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
just wondering if she's allowed to be googling it and then telling me i need to talk to the HR manager about it.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
can i get fired or asked to take a lower level job because of something like this?
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Your employer cannot discriminate against you because you have a disability, but there is nothing improper about either looking up information about the disability you have or asking you to talk to HR.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
good to know
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

How can I assist you with regard to the other matter? Are you asking whether this is illegal?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
what would HR do ? that's where i am having trouble ..and she had asked if we could tell someone else on the team and I said no..that's ok right?
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Employers are supposed to only share medical information if reasonably necessary. HR likely will want to know whether there is anything they can do to accommodate your disability and understand more about what your limitations are. Typically these things are handled through HR so there is nothing unusual about what you describe.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I know the other matter is not legal..I told HR and they spoke to the hiring manager..but she didn't get fired and she did complete a round of interviews -and hired a married man.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i still question hiring practices for this particular team as they have no gay account team member and it's for a men's grooming product
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Yes, that is definitely illegal. However, it would be the employee who was denied employment who would have a claim. There would not typically be any legal action that you could take directly on your own, aside from anonymously reporting this matter to the EEOC.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Please let me know if there is anything more I Can do to clarify things for you. If I have answered your questions, I would be very grateful for a positive rating of my service (using the stars at the top of the page) so that I may receive credit for assisting you.

Very best wishes.

Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 20 days ago.

Are you still with me?

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