HIV data leak

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. PHOTO: ST FILE
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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 HIV data leak: Having HIV can't get you fired but could affect chances of getting a job. Subscribe