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?

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.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>