That should make it easy for you to find a citation for some time in the last 13 years, then.Getting back with you…
This is a case from 2002 and the ADA was amended in 2008. So the holding in that case is out of date and no longer reflects the law. Nobody should be citing a 2002 case as authority on the ADA’s treatment of temporary disabilities. This is because, as of 2008, the ADA protects persons with temporary disabilities which are “severe.” Prior to 2008 it didn’t protect anyone with a temporary disability, no matter how severe.
Pneumonia can most definitely be severe - which is the type of pneumonia I was assuming, but I should have been more accurate and said that specifically. My bad. (I was more accurate when I said that with Covid it would depend on the symptoms.).
Meanwhile, in 2019...
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Does Covid or Pneumonia provide the same level of disability as a knee injury that renders you unable to work for 3 months? Perhaps, but it isn't common.The Court said:These injuries were too brief and too minor to qualify as disabilities under the ADA. Francis was restricted for her shoulder injury for approximately two months, and for approximately five months for her knee injury.