The laws surrounding employment in the midst of the COVID pandemic are changing rapidly. Below is a chart that summarizes the various types of leave that may be available to employees who need time away from work due to COVID-related issues.
We have also received a number of questions from employees about when, and under what conditions, they are required to return to work (for example, “Must I return to work if my employer is not taking proper precautions? If I refuse to return due to COVID fears, what are my options? How does this affect my unemployment eligibility?”). We have answered some of these common questions HERE.
Additional Resources can be found at:
Disability Rights Texas’ Information Page for people with disabilities impacted by COVID.
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations, by Brian East, Disability Rights Texas
The ADA, Age Discrimination, And Worker Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic, by Laurie A. McCann, AARP Foundation Litigation