Can an employer refuse to employ you because you have HIV?

No. An employer may refuse to employ a person who is clearly too ill to work (for whatever reason). But to refuse to employ you simply because you are known or suspected to have HIV is unfairly discriminate against you on the grounds of HIV status and therefore unlawful. An employer could only refuse to employ you as a person with HIV if being HIV negative was an inherent requirement of the job.

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