Thousands of Covid-Related Discrimination Claims Mention Disability Bias
The article, “Thousands of Covid-Related EEOC Charges Cite Disability Bias (1)” discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has led thousands of workers to file discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and most of them are related to disability bias. About 66% of the Covid-related charges raised Americans with Disabilities (ADA) violations, totaling around 4,125.
The article also talks about how ADA lawsuits filed by workers during the pandemic have challenged the refusal of telework accommodations as well as terminations or other negative actions against those who got the virus. They’ve also tested when Covid-19 itself is a disability that leads to ADA protections.