|Mississippi state regulations on HIV employees
Jun 8, 2001
What is the state of Mississippi's regulation on employing HIV positive individuals in senior housing communities?
| Response from Ms. Breuer
Good news: you don't need to know the State of Mississippi's regulations on employing HIV positive individuals in senior housing communities because federal anti-discrimination law supercedes local law in this area, and I'd bet that local law prohibits employment discrimination based on HIV status as well. I'm not a lawyer, but I feel confident saying this much.
It is illegal to discriminate against a person known or believed to have HIV in employment, with very few exceptions, such as hiring someone to perform surgery. The HIV-positive person does not pose a threat to the health of the other employees or the seniors. Make your decision based on qualifications, not on diagnosis, and you'll be on the right course.
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