Jun 13, 2003
Is an employer required to inform the staff of an employee who has tested positive for HIV? The employer has been informed of the disease, yet refuses to inform the staff that work closely with the infected individual. Frequently employees receive cuts, due to the type of work performed. If not, what are the rights of those not infected?
| Response from Ms. Breuer
An employer is required NOT to inform the staff of an employee who has tested positive for HIV. Employees who receive cuts must take care of those cuts responsibly, assuming that ALL human blood--from anyone--is infectious with HIV or hepatitis or another bloodborne disease. Medical information in the workplace is private. Effective first aid is everyone's responsibility. If I were you, I'd stop hounding the employer to break the law and start hounding the employer to provide good first aid training.
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