27 Nov '11, 9pm

HR practices should be sensitive to employees with HIV: Dr Khor: by Esther Ng SINGAPORE - Guidelines on how empl...

SINGAPORE - Guidelines on how employers can work with employees with HIV/AIDs will soon be updated and human resource managers will be aided with a list of frequently asked questions and answers on managing employees diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. The Minister of State (Health) and chairperson of the National HIV/AIDS Policy Committee, Dr Amy Khor, yesterday announced that the Health Promotion Board (HPB) will work with the Singapore National Employers Federation to launch the enhanced guidelines in January to combat "stigma and discrimination" at the workplace. Said Dr Khor: "We've heard of stories of people getting dismissed because they were found to be HIV positive. (But) if they are treated, they can continue to work and contribute to the company and the economy productively." The guidelines are needed to help employers and HR managers "ensure that they do not unwittingl...

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