UN Body Passes Standard to Protect HIV-Positive Employees From Discrimination
June 21, 2010
The International Labor Organization (ILO) passed the "first international standard to tackle discrimination against HIV/AIDS sufferers in the workplace," Reuters reports. The recommendation was "overwhelmingly" passed after two years of discussion (6/17). The standard states that "no workers should be required to take an HIV test or disclose their HIV status," and that workers "should enjoy protection of their privacy, including confidentiality related to HIV and AIDS," according to the UN News Centre (6/17).
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