ERIC Number: ED415598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Working Effectively with Individuals Who Are HIV-Positive. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
This brief paper uses a question-and-answer format to summarize requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to employment of individuals who are HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive. Questions address the following topics: (1) eligibility of individuals who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) under the ADA; (2) questions an employer may or may not ask job applicants or individuals who have been given a conditional offer of employment; (3) what is meant by "reasonable accommodation" under the law; (4) types of accommodations appropriate for HIV-positive employees (such as flex-time and additional unpaid leave); (5) confidentiality of employee records; (6) the law's requirements that only an individual whose disability poses a "direct threat" to others need not be hired or retained if otherwise qualified; and (7) requirements regarding employer-provided insurance. A listing of six resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility
ILR Program on Employment and Disability, ILR Extension Building, Room 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901; telephone: 607-255-7727; TTY: 607-255-2891; fax: 607-255-2763.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990