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Tory Summey Quoted in Society for Human Resource Management About Workers Who Have Long COVID-19

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  • October 02, 2023

Tory Summey was quoted in Society for Human Resource Management about the implications for employers when it comes to workers who have long COVID-19.

Employees with long COVID might need more leave given the recurring, continuous nature of symptoms. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) leave may be required for employees beyond the 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

"Many employers still wrongly believe that employees are not entitled to any leave once they have exhausted available leave under the FMLA and could easily run afoul of the ADA," Tory said.

The ADA may require an accommodation for leave for a definite period, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not clearly defined the length of time off required by the law, Tory said. Employers must decide this on a case-by-case basis, including at what point ADA leave might be an undue hardship. 

You can read the full article here: What Employers Should Know About Workers Who Have Long COVID

The Society for Human Resource Management has more than 325,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries.