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What are my rights if I get laid off during the coronavirus pandemic for not working, even if I have a doctor's note? - Answer

David Kandestin

This could be grounds for discrimination on the basis of a disability. At this time, having COVID-19 may amount to a disability. If you got a doctor’s note because you have COVID-19, your employer can’t treat you differently — without justification — than someone who doesn’t have it. There’s also now an unpaid, job-protected leave due to COVID-19 reasons. This means your job has to be there for you when you get back.

Hopefully a discussion with your employer can help to clear this up. If not: