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Covid Disability Claims Get Some Clarity, But Not Much (Podcast)

Jan. 4, 2022, 9:50 PM

Both employers and employees got a little bit of clarity last month when the EEOC issued guidance confirming that, yes, Covid-19 can trigger a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But will this document put to rest all disputes between employers and employees about Covid-19 and disability claims? Not by a long shot.

On today’s episode of our weekly legal news podcast, On The Merits, employment law reporter Erin Mulvaney joins us to talk about what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just did. She explains why the agency is addressing both employers who aren’t recognizing a disability, and employers who are tagging their workers as disabled unwillingly.

Listen and subscribe to On The Merits on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, or Spotify.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Cheryl Saenz at csaenz@bloombergindustry.com