We are currently experiencing high volume of inquiries regarding recent employment termination due to COVID-19. As this is also a new and novel area, things are constantly evolving, however the most basic information we can give you to help at this time is as follows:
Under FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and the Employment Act, you may (or may not depending on the circumstances) have a cause of action for your termination against your employer, only if:
1. You have obtained a doctor’s note confirming you are diagnosed with COVID-19;
2. You notified your employer about the diagnosis; and
3. Employer then terminated your employment due to your diagnosis.
If the above requirements are met, you should consult with an attorney immediately as you may have a legal course of action.
If you have other inquiries regarding your situation you may be able to find help by visiting the following websites for unemployment help:
https://detr.nv.gov/ – Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
https://www.dol.gov/ – U.S. Department of Labor
https://www.usa.gov/unemployment – Official website of the United States government