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Does the ADA Title I cover short-term disabilities?

When a person has a condition that is considered minor and temporary, such as when they have the flu, the ADA does not count this as a disability. Short-term illness and other impairments may qualify if they are severe. An example might be a person who has undergone a hip replacement. They may still be able to meet their job functions but need an accommodation of light lifting for up to 6 to 8 weeks. The employer would need to consider accommodation requests where it is not an undue burden and would allow the individual to keep working.



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