28 Jun Long Covid – Employees’ Rights
If you or any friends are still suffering following a Covid-19 infection, you or they could well be experiencing the symptoms of Long Covid.
But how do you know and what are these symptoms?
Long Covid is a very new health condition, the symptoms of which are only just becoming apparent. Little is known about the long-term prognosis and there is uncertainty about recovery times.
According to the Department of Health and Social Care the condition could involve 55 different long-term effects with the common ones being breathlessness, headaches, cough, fatigue and cognitive impairment or ‘brain fog’.
As time goes on an increasing number of people who have had Covid-19 are developing these long-term symptoms which are preventing them from working.
Although the condition is new there is nothing new about the rights and entitlements of employees on sickness. These have not changed and Covid should be dealt with in the same way as any other sickness in terms of employment rights.
The Graham Agency, working with you.