COVID CAN BE A DISABILITY UNDER THE ADA
The EEOC recently updated guidance on COVID-19 stating that employees who have had the disease may be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To be qualified under the ADA, a person would have to show that they a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity and that their employer took action against a person due to the perception that the employee is disabled or the worker’s record of impairment. But just because you tested positive for COVID-19 does not mean you will qualify as disabled. An example of someone who recovered from Covid but still has headaches, dizziness/brain fog or suffered a stroke may qualify under the new guidelines. Someone who has flu like symptoms or test positive but are asymptomatic would not qualify. If you believe you are being discriminated against due to your disability please call Thompson Legal Center, LLC at 813-769-3900. We are here to help you get the justice you deserve!