Help for employment loss or discrimination against COVID long haulers?

Posted by rbrzeg @rbrzeg, Nov 18, 2021

Is there an organization that will help with legalities regarding employment and discrimination against post covid patients?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 group.

@rinadbq

I am an ER nurse, showed up from day 1 of the pandemic, saved lives & lost lives, literally in the faces of those infected, got sick with covid from working directly with covid patients. I lost my job & insurance & workman's comp because I can't return due to long covid. Who cares for the rescuers? This is no different than the first responders that walked into the Twin Towers, showing up in the face of catastrophe and doing their job. We need congressional support to care for the caretakers.

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I am almost the same. Trying to work at least part time do I can keep my insurance and workmans comp. It's so hard. My head hurts and I am worn out daily on top of muscle spams,eye twitching, body aches. Something had to be done

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After 20 plus years of work my employer decided to "part ways" because of my long covid. I know that they could replace me cheaper than retain me. I have been long covid for almost a year and still struggle every day. Been trying to get disability and just keep getting put off.

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@liciarogers

I just lost my health insurance in NC because of it!
Licia Rogers

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It’s ridiculous I feel we have been discriminated against from the beginning. My insurance company refused to cover necessary diagnostic tools. Tell my cardiologist he need to perform a Cardiac Cath instead of the Cardiac MRI. I had to pay for my MRA And MRV out of pocket. I’m so sorry to hear about that but this is what happens to some of the most challenged patients. I think it’s important to share our stories. We all will be continue to face challenges due to the unknown longterm impact of COVID.

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@npinner04

I am almost the same. Trying to work at least part time do I can keep my insurance and workmans comp. It's so hard. My head hurts and I am worn out daily on top of muscle spams,eye twitching, body aches. Something had to be done

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I don’t have to work but I can only imagine what it is like. People that have their bias against the significance of your struggle. Longhaulers deserve better. Literally equal treatment. At work and with in the health care system.

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@jennifergillan03

I don’t have to work but I can only imagine what it is like. People that have their bias against the significance of your struggle. Longhaulers deserve better. Literally equal treatment. At work and with in the health care system.

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Its super hard, and I totally agree.

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@npinner04

Its super hard, and I totally agree.

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I have living with longhaulers since September 2020. It’s been the slowest and defining recovery of my life. I see you. We will all get better together sharing our experience and supporting each other. People can be @$$#0£€$

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Understand it from all sides…Something needs to be done for sure in that you have long covid that has symptoms without any positive test results and no diagnosis, so employers can't randomly override benefits. It's one thing to have clinics treating, another to recognize it so it qualifies for let's say LTD benefits, and Soc. Sec. disability.

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@jennifergillan03

I have living with longhaulers since September 2020. It’s been the slowest and defining recovery of my life. I see you. We will all get better together sharing our experience and supporting each other. People can be @$$#0£€$

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2020!!!! I have been since Oct 2021 and this is the worst thing I have ever been through. You are right about people. I have coworkers that say aww you not sick all time. This site has been awesome and I pray they find something to help us all with this.

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@npinner04

2020!!!! I have been since Oct 2021 and this is the worst thing I have ever been through. You are right about people. I have coworkers that say aww you not sick all time. This site has been awesome and I pray they find something to help us all with this.

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We are helping ourselves then we will help others. We can wait on other people to prove what hasn’t not been proven about longhaulers. We are the body of knowledge and the more we share the ones that need it will know we care. Hugs.

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@jennifergillan03

We are helping ourselves then we will help others. We can wait on other people to prove what hasn’t not been proven about longhaulers. We are the body of knowledge and the more we share the ones that need it will know we care. Hugs.

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Hugs and thank you

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@npinner04

2020!!!! I have been since Oct 2021 and this is the worst thing I have ever been through. You are right about people. I have coworkers that say aww you not sick all time. This site has been awesome and I pray they find something to help us all with this.

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The worst thing is when symptoms are hard to qualify, there have always been health issues that have been hard to diagnose, but usually symptoms can be quantified . I've been struggling with various issues for about a year. now. very similar to things I read here, but tests are negative, but I had covid 12 mos. prior so it's not like it's connected. I can't see a long covid and tests do not provide answers My friend, has a radio show has shared his long covid struggle with his listeners just to let them know it's an ongoing thing. It does wear on him (and others) when just about things seem to be getting better, he'll have a really bad episode. He's an independent guy who is blind and has always risen above a situation, with this though, I can help a bit by being a sounding board…

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Inspired by the discussions related to work and employment issues in the Post-COVID group, Dr. Van, occupational and aerospace medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, offers a few tips you can use to navigate the journey back to your livelihood in this blog post on Mayo Clinic Connect.

– Navigating Return to Work with Long COVID https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/post-covid-recovery/newsfeed-post/navigating-return-to-work-with-long-covid/

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