Disability During COVID-19

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As employers are working to create a safe work environment during the pandemic, they must take into account employees with disabilities. Discover how to create a safe work environment, how COVID-19 has affected the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more.

  • ContentCoronavirus Safety Could Clash with Disability Discrimination

    Global epidemics are few and far between.

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  • ContentNavigating the Americans With Disabilities Act During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As restrictions ease, businesses in California are re-opening. Employers are responding in unprecedented ways to provide a safe work environment and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) provided business owners with additional guidance on June 17th, addressing issues such as the screening of employees who wish to return to work and compliance with the regulations of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Title 1 of the ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees, state and local government employers, employment agencies, and federal agencies.

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  • ContentTelework: Is It a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA - Especially During COVID-19?

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become the new normal for many employees. But many businesses are also pushing to return to normal, even in areas where the outbreak still isn’t contained.

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  • ContentSocial Security Disability for COVID-19-Related ARDS

    Have you recovered from the coronavirus but are still experiencing shortness of breath? Do you need to be on oxygen? Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the symptoms of COVID-19 and can cause continued breathing problems long after your other symptoms have subsided. If shortness of breath keeps you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

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