Can you ask an employee if they have HIV?
Also asked, do you have to tell your employer if you are HIV positive?
Employers. In most cases, your employer will not know your HIV status unless you tell them. But your employer does have a right to ask if you have any health conditions that would affect your ability to do your job or pose a serious risk to others.
- Be selective. In most instances, choosing who to tell is your personal decision.
- Consider the 5 W's.
- Easy does it.
- No need to apologize.
- Keep it simple.
- Avoid isolating yourself.
- Go with your gut.
In respect to this, how do you deal with an HIV positive employee?
There are many positive steps employers can employees can take to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These include: developing a workplace policy on HIV/AIDS. negotiating benefits such as medical aid, insurance, retirement benefits and disability cover in the interests of all employees.
Food-service workers known to be infected with HIV need not be restricted from work unless they have other infections or illnesses (such as diarrhoea or hepatitis A) for which any food-service worker, regardless of HIV infection status, should be restricted.