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Q: can you get fired for lying about your HIV status?

1 Lawyer Answer
V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The most important question is where, when, and why you were asked about that?

Then, whether that question was directly related to your job duties and how you would perform your duties with precautions, if any, as required by law.

Then, if the question were asked at the appropriate time, for a legitimate business or public health purpose, why the answer was not truthful?

Obviously any request for such information would be strictly confidential and HIPAA protected and accessible only to need to know personnel.

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