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Hiv Discrimination Employment Laws

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

...coping with HIV or AIDS. It is important that you know the laws surrounding HIV/AIDS and how they affect labor leaders, managers, and you. What Laws Affect You? The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA, which covers employers of 15 or more people, applies to employment decisions at all stages. Court decisions have found that an individual with even...
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revealing hiv to employers

Am I required by law to reveal my HIV status to my employers or am I protected by the discrimination act of 1990?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You have no obligation to reveal your diagnosis to your employer. If you need reasonable accommodation, you have to disclose that you are a person with a disability, but you do NOT have to name the diagnosis that leads to that disability. For... Read more »

HIV, legal rights, insurance, and discrimination

Rick could you please discuss what one may need to know after testing positive to hiv regarding employment, medical insurance. . .For example, i am currently employed through a company and they provide health insurance through a common provider. ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...discriminate against a person based on their disability. Disabilities can include physical handicaps, cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and others impairments and diseases. Companies and services must provide "reasonable accommodation"... Read more »

Consent to Investigate

The company I work for has requested that all of it's employees and contractors (2000+) sign a form titled "Consent to obtain background investigation reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act", which gives the company the right to obtain any and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...the result of the report. In addition to a privacy claim against the reporting agency, you would then also have a claim of employment discrimination against your employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act.In sum, it is illegal in... Read more »

Pre-employment HIV testing

About a year ago, while interviewing for a potential position within the medical field, I was asked to submit to a blood draw for drugs/HIV. The offer for the job was pending on the results of the draws. After the results were obtained from the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...person, who obviously knows much more than I do about your case. The federal law you're asking about is the ADA, which prohibits employment discrimination based on disability, with a few loopholes such as special consideration for jobs that... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Arab Emirates: 466 HIV Patients Being Treated, Reveals Ministry

...deported, Health Minister Humaid Al Qutami told a media conference. The minister said his department is working to put anti-HIV discrimination employment laws into place. "We are taking measures to allow HIV patients to become part of the... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: The Law and HIV/AIDS

...HIV raises many legal-, financial-, and health insurance-related questions for both HIV-positive individuals and their employers. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Court Hears First HIV Discrimination Suit

... China's first suit challenging HIV-related employment discrimination was heard in court on Wednesday. The suit was brought by a man who alleges that, after he had passed written tests and interviews, Read more »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...also includes wages, benefits (including health insurance), leave, and all other employment-related activities. Examples of employment discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS would include: An automobile manufacturing company that had a... Read more »
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Legal/Policy Specialist HIV/AIDS in the workplace

Posted by Anonymous
...incumbent will report directly to the program director. Qualifications: A minimum of three years of professional experience with employment discrimination law and HIV/AIDS workplace-based preventive education or related workplace safety and... Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...others didn't. I didn't ask. I couldn't help but think while I was lying there about those first people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and the isolation and fears from others they must have had to endure. It was a very scary feeling and I felt... Read more »

any pos flight attendants?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me if the FAA allows flight attendants to take Combivir and Sustiva? My doctor suggested I finally start medication and now I'm sure I'll lose my job. Please help....I really don't know who else to ask. Thanks so much. Read more »

Job related HIV experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, I was wondering if having HIV has ever become a problem for anyone in the workplace? Has anyone ever had an experience of discrimination? Does anyone keep Read more »