New York City Corrections department applicant disqualified for medical condition

Joseph T. was a New York City Probation Officer candidate. The New York City Department of Corrections claimed that the candidate had a medical condition, causing his disqualification from employment.

Mr. Sheerin argued the appeal before the New York City Civil Service Commission, and presented expert opinion evidence in favor of the candidate. It was shown to the Commissioners that Appellant suffered from White Coat syndrome which was the reason why his initial testing was irregular. When more testing confirmed that the candidate was in good health, the disqualification was reversed by the Commission.