H. Joseph Cronen is an experienced New York City employment lawyer at Phillips & Associates. He has served as a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of New York.
Mr. Cronen graduated with a B.A. in History and Politics in 2004. He graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was awarded a Presidential Law Scholarship and a CALI Award for Comparative Law: Middle East. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Steven González in King County Superior Court, who now sits on the Washington State Supreme Court. After law school, he worked at several different firms, representing victims of police misconduct, handling personal injury lawsuits on behalf of accident victims, and advocating for the rights of employees.
Some of the cases that Mr. Cronen handles involve disability discrimination in the workplace. Disability discrimination occurs in the workplace when an employee is treated adversely by their employer due to a disability. Moreover, disability discrimination also exists if an employee or job applicant is treated unfairly because of a perceived disability or a record of having a disability. Protection is also provided when an employee’s or job applicant’s spouse has a disability.
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not provide a list of covered disabilities. Instead, the issue is whether your medical condition or disability meets the definition provided by the ADA. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits at least one major life activity.