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EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 and ADA

Posted In Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), COVID-19, EEOC, Employment Discrimination Laws

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updates providing guidance for employers in response to new developments and information. This week, the EEOC has issued a new technical assistance update, clarifying the circumstances under which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act may be applied to COVID-19. More >

Long-Term COVID Effects May Qualify as a Disability under the ADA—What Employers Need to Know

Posted In Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), Coronavirus, COVID-19, Employment Discrimination Laws

For more on this subject, view our webinar, Myths, Masks, and Mandates: More Advice for the Continuing Workplace Challenges of COVID-19.

We are still learning more about the virus, including its long-term effects on those who have been infected. Because of the severity of these long-lasting symptoms, both the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently released guidance stating that “long COVID” may qualify as a disability under anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). An employer must remain aware of the long-term effects that COVID can have on its workforce and potential accommodations that its employees may need.  More >

UPDATED - EEOC Releases Guidance on ADA Issues and COVID-19 for Employers

Posted In ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), COVID-19, EEOC

In April 2020, the EEOC began publishing guidance for employers on how to comply with ADA and other anti-discrimination laws and regulations in the face of COVID-19.   More >

EEOC: Opioid Use by Employees May Require Reasonable Accommodation

Posted In Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), EEOC, Employment Law, Opioid Epidemic

On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance for employees regarding their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they use opioids, are addicted to opioids, or have been addicted in the past. Specifically, employees who are legally using opioids, including those who are or have been addicted, may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the ADA if the accommodation would allow them to do the job safely and effectively. More >

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