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HIV data leak: Having HIV can't get you fired but could affect chances of getting a job

Employees who have been wrongfully dismissed can seek recourse.
Employees who have been wrongfully dismissed can seek recourse.PHOTO: ST FILE

Can companies fire HIV-positive workers? Can HIV be transmitted through handling of food by a HIV-positive person? A look at the issues that HIV-positive individuals face, and comments from experts and authorities.

A Under the Employment Act, employees cannot be sacked on the grounds of their HIV-positive status, says a Ministry of Manpower spokesman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Having HIV can't get you fired but could affect chances of getting a job'. Print Edition | Subscribe