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The employer is concerned about HIV and AIDS situation and this policy in line with the main objectives of the health, safety and environment policy aims to ensure that employees have sufficient awareness of the causes, prevention and consequences of the disease in order to adequately protect themselves, their family members and others.
The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.
Much has been learned about the pandemic and how it should be addressed - and in particular that AIDS prevention and care are complex issues requiring a multi-sectoral approach. However, the full potential role of the world of work as a major venue for partnerships and interventions to prevent HIV/AIDS, protect workers and reduce its impact on business remains untapped. …