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Is vertigo covered under the Disability Discrimination Act?

By Anonymous August 6, 2010 - 2:54am
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An employee has been signed off work for 2 months with vertigo. As far as we are aware (and from her health declaration) she had no previous history of vertigo.

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Anon -
I'm not sure what you mean by the "Disability Discrimination Act" - you may be referring to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary? You can find information about this federal law at this link: http://www.ada.gov/

In terms of an employee taking time off work to attend to a medical issue, you may be referring to the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, which covers all medical conditions. You can find information about FMLA here: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.htm

Why are you asking for this information? Are you this employee's supervisor?

August 6, 2010 - 6:07pm
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