What is the advice surrounding terminating staff off work with long Covid?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 6 December 2021 Issues covered: Coronavirus; Long-term Absences
This individual has a number of employees off for approximately 18 months or longer with long COVID and would normally have terminated in other circumstances but is concerned about the lack of medical precedent surrounding long Covid. Is it a wait and see, because we don't know enough? Or is it just this is an illness like any other, deal with it the same way?
Seamus: I think my view in relation to it is that you do need to be careful when you're dealing with aspects of long COVID. I haven't come across any cases yet where I've seen medical evidence that would say that this is a disability. Often the medical evidence will not be just clear about that. It will say, ultimately, that's up
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