Covid Accommodation Denial Fuels Medical Worker Disability Suit

Sept. 21, 2021, 4:59 PM

An Alabama medical group must face a former mental health technician’s claims that she was fired after being denied an accommodation for health conditions that placed her at higher risk of serious Covid-19 complications, a federal judge ruled.

Felisha Chambers said she repeatedly asked to be assigned to “non-Covid floors” or departments. But she regularly received assignments that didn’t match her accommodation request after the Houston County Health Care Authority implemented a “labor pool” in the earlier days of the pandemic, she said.

The pool was made up of all available hospital workers for each day, and employees received random ...

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