EEOC Releases Publication About Legal Rights in Workplace Under the ADA

 
Monday, March 14, 2016
 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a publication “Living with HIV Infection: Your Legal Rights in the Workplace Under the ADA.” (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/hiv_individual.cfm )The publication is a fact sheet which explains, in a question and answer format, workplace privacy rights, protections against discrimination and harassment, and the right to reasonable accommodations for employees with HIV or AIDS.

The publication answers the following questions:

1. Am I Allowed to Keep My Condition Private?

2. What if My Condition Could Affect My Job Performance?

3. How Can I Get a Reasonable Accommodation?

4. What Will Happen After I Ask for a Reasonable Accommodation?

5. If My Employer Knows that I Have HIV Infection, Could I Get Fired?

6. What if I Am Being Harassed Because of My Condition?

7. What Should I Do if I Think that My Rights Have Been Violated?

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