Americans With Disabilities Are Being Forced Back To Work Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
When coronavirus cases began to spike in Connecticut in March, A.J. was struggling to control her diabetes, a disease that increases the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.
A.J.’s colleagues were working from home. But when she asked her employer if she could do the same, she was told she was needed in the office, where her job in human resources included sorting mail and filing. To stay home, A.J. used the nearly three weeks of vacation time she had accumulated.
“I figured I would rather be alive than dead with vacation,” said A.J., who asked to be identified by her initials out of fear concern of retaliation from her employer. …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]