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State law’s effect on AIDS in the workplace

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Q. Does North Carolina have any laws concerning AIDS in the workplace?

A. North Carolina, like many states, has enacted specific legislation concerning AIDS.

Specifically, N.C.G.S. § 130A–148 restricts an employer’s ability to consider an HIV-positive person’s suitability for employment.

It also prohibits discrimination against people who are infected with AIDS. An employer may, in certain cases, terminate an employee due to AIDS if the employee poses a significant health risk to others or is unable to perform the normal job duties. In addition to this state law, the ADA and other federal laws cover how employers must handle their relationships with employees with AIDS.

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