An employee who experiences ongoing symptoms attributable to COVID-19 such as headaches, dizziness and brain fog may have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.
The EEOC claims that an employer discriminated by firing an employee with a disability for requesting a remote work arrangement in a lawsuit that is likely only the opening salvo on this issue.
People who continue to experience COVID symptoms months after first being infected may qualify as disabled under the ADA, according to new guidance from the Biden administration.
A federal jury ordered Walmart to pay the steep award to a long-time sales associate who claimed her firing violated the ADA, though the cap on punitive damages will significantly reduce the amount.
A new EEOC guidance states that employees who are using opioids, are addicted to opioids, or were addicted to them in the past may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
News: Employer considerations once an employee or applicant requests a reasonable accommodation. ADA help for the HR professional.
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