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Long COVID and disability—what HR need to know

Published on: 29 June 2022
Published by: LexisNexis
  • Long COVID and disability—what HR need to know
  • Facts
  • Tribunal decision
  • Lessons for employers
  • Is the employee disabled?
  • Obtaining medical evidence/OH reports
  • What reasonable adjustments can you make?
  • Treat disability related absences with care

Article summary

Employment analysis: In Burke v Turning Point Scotland, the employment tribunal had to decide whether a man who caught coronavirus (COVID-19) in November 2020 and experienced fatigue and other symptoms up until his dismissal eight and a half months later, was disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. Jo Moseley, Senior Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, analyses the decision and its impact. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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