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Increased Anxiety with New Job
Feb 14, 2011

I would be changing a new job soon while there maybe a big chance of me starting medication around the same time me starting this job. It's my dream job and it's definitely a great step in my career advancement. During the job application process, I had not made a truthful declaration about my hiv positive status while filling up the application form & during the health screening process where the questions generally read whether i have aids or any other serious illneses? My justification for not declaring was that i'm not down with any serious illness or aids at the point of applying for this job. Will there be any legal implication if my new employer eventually found out about my hiv positive status?

Response from Ms. Franzoi

There could be. If an issue arises, the company could say you were dishonest on your job application. some companies consider that grounds for termination. Others do not or do so only depending on the degree of the "false" answer. I wish I could help more but without knowing your company's policies, it is difficult for me to respond.



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