Under both Vermont law and federal law, people with HIV are protected against discrimination in employment under the laws that protect people from discrimination on the basis of disability.
Additionally, in Vermont, employers are prohibited from treating employees differently or segregating employees based on the positive results of an HIV blood test. It is also illegal for an employer to request or require anyone to submit to an HIV blood test.
Resources on HIV/AIDS and workplace discrimination
More information about the laws protecting against discrimination:
- Vermont’s Fair Employment Practices Act
- Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
More resources about HIV discrimination:
- What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination
- Overview of Legal Issues For People with HIV in Vermont, GLAD, Jan 2015
- Vermont Cares, non-profit organization
There are many agencies, providers, and organizations in Vermont working to advance and support the inclusion of people with disabilities in Vermont’s workplaces. An extensive list can be found on VCW’s Resources Page for Disability and Accessibility.
If you believe you may be a victim of workplace harassment or discrimination on the basis of any legally protected category or categories, find more information: