HIV/AIDS and the ADA

July 8th, 2012 by JBWK

In another bit of useful guidance, the Department of Justice has released a fact sheet containing frequently asked questions regarding HIV/AIDS and the Americans with Disabilities Act (available here).

It contains several very helpful questions and answers for employers, such as:

  • Can an employer consider health and safety when deciding whether to hire an applicant who has HIV/AIDS?
  • When can an employer inquire into an applicant’s or employee’s HIV status?
  • What obligations does an employer have if an employee discloses his or her HIV status?

Some of the answers may come as a surprise, so it’s worth reading.


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