The NJLAD prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee because the employer believes the employee suffers from a handicap or when the employee is not disabled or handicapped. An example of such is where an employer discriminates against an employee because they believe they suffer from a learning disability, physical disability, or have a medical condition the employee does not. Furthermore, the NJLAD prohibits discrimination where an employer believes an employee not presently handicapped but may become handicapped in the future. An example of such is where an employer believes you may develop dementia early because your parent developed dementia at an early stage in life. Another may be where an employee who has MS and can walk and whose older sibling has MS and cannot walk cannot be discriminated against by employer who believes he or she will not be able to walk in the future. (For the definition of a disability, See Disability Discrimination) If your employer is treating you like you have a disability or handicaps you do not, and discriminating against you on that basis, contact an experienced employment lawyer at Kurkowski Law today.