Bloomberg Law
Feb. 25, 2022, 10:30 AM

Early Covid-19 Disability Ruling Offers Blueprint for Lawsuits

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

One of the first courts to address whether employees with Covid-19 can claim disability bias after being fired provides some guidance for employers in an emerging litigation area, according to attorneys.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama said Wednesday that a nursing assistant in Alabama who was fired for following Covid-19 quarantine protocol after testing positive and presenting severe symptoms can pursue her disability bias lawsuit. The Montgomery, Ala.-based court is one of the first tribunals to weigh in on the issue.

Judge R. Austin Huffaker Jr. said the worker, Lucious Brown, adequately claimed that ...

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