“I’m experiencing debilitating long-term symptoms of COVID-19, including vertigo and cognitive impairment. I notified my employer about my disability and requested accommodations to help me perform my job duties. Shortly afterward, I was terminated from my job. Were my rights violated?”
Tag: Reasonable Accommodations
“I am experiencing disabling long-term symptoms of COVID-19 that are interfering with my ability to work. I requested accommodations from my employer to help me perform my job duties, but my employer refused to discuss this with me. What should I do?”
“I am experiencing disabling long-term symptoms of COVID-19, including chronic fatigue and cognitive impairment. I am concerned that my symptoms will impact my job performance. How should I address this with my employer?”
COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the ADA when it substantially limits a person’s major life activities. If an employer denies a disabled employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation, it may give rise to a disability discrimination lawsuit.
“I am immunocompromised and thinking of switching jobs. Because of my compromised immune system, I need to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid exposure to COVID-19. My current employer allows me to work remotely as a reasonable accommodation, but I don’t want to move to another job if they will not provide it. How can I negotiate remote work as a reasonable accommodation from a prospective employer as a condition of employment?”