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Long Covid: Staff suffering long-term coronavirus symptoms need more help to carry on working

Companies are failing staff suffering from long Covid leaving them open to legal action as the condition could amount to a disability under the Equality Act, an employment specialist has said. Aleksandra Traczyk, employment solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, said the latest advice seems to suggest that long Covid should be treated as a disability by employers in order to avoid falling foul of discrimination legislation. She said her practice has seen cases of people with long Covid being treated poorly by bosses who failed to make adjustments allowing them to carry on working. Although some campaign groups and bodies, including the TUC, have called for long Covid to be recognised as a disability under the Equality Act, this has not yet happened. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has acknowledged that the short amount of time that long Covid has been in existence as a condition, and the fluctuating nature of symptoms, may be a barrier to the Government doing so, Ms Traczyk said.

iNews - May 16, 2022

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