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<i>Items from a COVID-19 test kit are displayed for a photograph at the Core Lab in Northwell Health's Center for Advanced Medicine in Lake Success, New York, U.S., on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. On Monday, Northwell Health Labs announced it expects to begin testing for the coronavirus within a week, now that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for outside labs to conduct the COVID-19 tests once appropriately validated. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg</i> Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on New York’s workforce and economy, with unemployment rates hitting all-time highs. While it is understandable that a global pandemic like the coronavirus can cause job losses for completely justifiable reasons, it is also likely that the massive number of COVID-related terminations will lead to a tidal wave of employment-related lawsuits. Many of these claims will focus on allegations of discrimination against employees with virus-related disabilities. In preparation for this influx of litigation, this article provides an overview of “failure to accommodate” claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which will be a centerpiece of coronavirus litigation for years to come.

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