Shirley Lin Discusses Expanding Accommodations to Protect COVID Long-Haulers under the ADA

Shirley Lin (’11), Assistant Professor of Law at Pace University, was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s Daily Labor Report discussing recent DOJ and HHS guidance explaining that long COVID can be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Long-Haul Covid Discrimination Emerges as Workplace Legal Risk,” Aug. 2). “Rarely has our government taken such a public, affirmative measure to educate the country about a related set of disabilities to foster a culture of understanding and compliance. Because millions of COVID long-haulers are in or will join the workforce, the legal challenge for employers is to train front-line managers to comply with the full scope of disabilities law. Ultimately, President Biden’s initiative is focused on expanding accommodations.”