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  • #1095418 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    @alafair I’m sorry to hear you will likely have lifelong complications but I’m happy to hear that things are looking up, both in your health and employment.

    #1095420 Reply
    Bittergaymark
    Guest

    Is it legal to lay off a worker who got covid19 at one’s place of employment? And thus kill their insuranced? You should investigate that a bit, I think…

    #1095421 Reply
    MaterialsGirl
    Participant

    @alafair, i’m so glad the fog has lifted! I hope that although you currently are looking at implications from long-haul, that the research will continue to improve your wellbeing

    and congrats on the new job!

    #1095429 Reply
    Fyodor
    Guest

    @alafair I’m so sorry that you’re having these complications. This group (which is networked with a bunch of doctors) claims to be having a lot of success diagnosing and treating people with long haul symptoms. They claim to have identified the underlying immune issues. It may be worth checking out.

    https://covidlonghaulers.com/

    #1095470 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Yeah, did you talk to an employment lawyer about the situation with laying you off from a place you got Covid? And aren’t they obligated to offer you health insurance continuation (COBRA)? It’s expensive but at least you still have your insurance while you look to sign up for marketplace insurance. It may be perfectly legal to lay you off after you got Covid at work, but it might be shady and not okay.

    I always consult an employment lawyer when something happens at work. It has 100% always been worth the few hundred bucks because it has led me to be able to negotiate for more, or keep myself from getting into a precarious situation.

    Again, for people who are disgusted by the idea of consulting an attorney, this is NOT about litigating, it’s about advocating for yourself. Employers are only looking out for their interests, not yours.

    Anyway, so glad to hear you’re coming out of Long Covid finally. What an awful thing that is.

    #1095473 Reply
    Bittergaymark
    Guest

    I was curious to hear your thoughts on this, Kate. And yeah… I agree.

    #1095475 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    Looks like if the company is at least 20 employees they have to provide COBRA. And typically with your severance, you’ll get some bit of extension of your health benefits before COBRA kicks in, or you can push for it.

    #1095503 Reply
    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    Not a lawyer, and am not supplying legal advice, but having worked in corporate law, it’s worth talking to a lawyer because sometimes a company is more than happy to pay a nice chunk of change to make you go away. Nothing that would allow you to not work, but enough that you could catch up on overdue bills and maybe redo a bathroom.

    #1095505 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    That has been my experience too. They’ll negotiate.

    #1095816 Reply
    Miss MJ
    Participant

    Definitely talk to an employment lawyer. If you’re in the US, then depending on the size of your employer and the particulars of your situation, both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and/or the Family Medical Leave Act may offer you protection from being fired due to Covid-related absences.

    #1095875 Reply
    Miss MJ
    Participant

    Assisted living facility just cancelled my visit with my mother again due to being in COVID “outbreak” mode. Drove 8 hours to visit, haven’t seen her in months and now it’s cancelled due to anti-vax assholes who won’t stop spreading this damned disease. So fucking sick of stupid and selfish people who are ruining returning to normal for the rest of us.

    #1095890 Reply
    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    @MissMJ – that sucks. I’m also getting sick and tired of anti-vaxxers.

    With states and possible Federal rules for employment, I’ve no problem if people lose their livelihood because they can’t seem to understand they live in society not their delusional dystopian post-apocalyptic existence. If you can still get a burger at Applebee’s then society is still functioning.
    Luckily the anti-vax nonsense that resulted in measles outbreaks has set case law for this.

    I am enjoying watching GOP politicians implode as they realize that at this point, the majority of people dying from COVID are their voters.

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