Discrimination & Harassment

HIV Status

Outten & Golden attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of HIV-positive individuals in the workplace. Discrimination on the basis of HIV-positive status is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA"), and we use that law to work for justice for our HIV-positive clients.

The ADA entitles qualified employees who are HIV-positive to request reasonable accommodations that will allow them to continue working. Such reasonable accommodations may include job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position, the acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, or other accommodations.

In addition, employers may not inquire about job applicants’ HIV status, only about their ability to perform job-related functions. Individuals who believe that they were refused a job because of their HIV status should consult with us to determine whether they have a legal claim.