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Laws That Protect You Assessment Tool

This section will help you evaluate what you know about laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities, including HIV, and disclosing HIV status in the workplace.

Legal Protection Against Employment Discrimination

Are you aware of federal and state laws that protect people with disabilities against employment discrimination?
___Yes___No


Do you know what actions you must take to receive protection under those laws?
___Yes___No



Are you aware of what questions an employer can and cannot ask during a job interview?
___Yes___No



Are you aware that employers are required to make changes to the workplace that will help you perform your job?
___Yes___No


Do you know that employers are required to keep employee medical records confidential?
___Yes___No


Are there other questions or concerns you have about returning to the workplace as a person with disabilities? If yes, describe.


Disclosing HIV Status at Work

Do you have concerns or fears about disclosing your HIV status to your co-workers, human resources staff, and/or management?

___Yes___No


Describe what you might gain or lose by disclosing your HIV status at work to co-workers or to management.



Do you know that employees who need to know of your HIV status are required by law to maintain confidentiality?
___Yes___No


Are there other concerns or questions that you have about disclosing your HIV status at work?



(For more information on legal protection against job discrimination and disclosing HIV status at work go to SECTION THREE)

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