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Jobs And AIDS
Aug 29, 2003

should companies beable to know who has AIDS so they candecide if they want to hire them?

Response from Ms. Gabriel

The short answer is no. Why? My question to you would be, what bearing does a medical diagnosis have on a hiring decision? The short answer is "none." The better question to an applicant is, "do you have a disability that would prevent you from completing the essential functions of the job?" Whether the disability is a cancer, Lupus, AIDS, or any other disability is irrevlevant. Can the employee do the job their being hired to do? The Americans with Disabilities Act clearly states that it is illegal to refuse to hire someone based on a disability. Legally, it's discrimination. Practically, it's just not good business sense. An employer would miss out a lot of experienced, hardworking employees.



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