The answer to your second question is easy: yes, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee (or prospective employee) because of HIV status. The answer to the first part of your question is no. An employer cannot require an HIV test; it’s none of their business. An employer (or prospective employer) can ask you if are able to complete the essential functions of your job with or without a reasonable accommodation but cannot ask you about your medical condition.
I am HIV positive and wanted to know if airlines check for HIV when you apply for a job. Any advice would be appreciated as I am thinking of applying – Is it illegal to discriminate regardless of status?
August 8, 2010 By Leave a Comment