Written By Mari Bandoma Callado, Senior Associate Attorney & Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Dolan Law Firm recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October to commemorate the many contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.
This year, the theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some people who have had COVID-19 have not completely recovered and instead, continue to experience ongoing symptoms for months afterward, known as Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome or long COVID-19 – and it has caused a wide variety of limitations.
If you’re experiencing long COVID-19, and it’s affecting your ability to work, you may be entitled to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment Housing Act. Even if you don’t think of yourself as having a disability, you may meet the ADA or FEHA’s definition. Contact the Dolan Law Firm’s employment team to learn more.