|Employees with HIV Disease
An employee who has Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease may continue regular employment activities without restriction provided the individual:
Departments will endeavor to reasonably accommodate employees who have HIV disease. Before taking any adverse action related to the employee's HIV status, departments will contact the Human Resources department (and Affirmative Action Office, where appropriate).
- is physically able to perform essential job duties, and
- does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.
Administrators, supervisors and other staff employees should act with compassion and understanding in making work-related decisions regarding an employee with HIV disease.
Employees with HIV disease will not be restricted from access to instructional, recreational, dining, or other areas.
In connection with the employment of individuals with HIV disease, the University will consider applicable public health service recommendations, and medical and scientific information
The existence and identity of employees with HIV disease should be kept confidential whenever possible. To protect the privacy and avoid unnecessary fear and anxiety in the work environment, this information should be provided to only those within the University who have a business need to know, and to individuals outside the University consistent with applicable law or government regulations.
The University will provide training concerning safety in the work environment, including issues related to HIV disease, as appropriate.
The University does not require testing of employees for the HIV antibody. The University encourages employees with HIV disease to obtain regular medical follow-up.
The University will follow required public health reporting requirements concerning HIV and AIDS.