Workers With AIDS Have Legal Rights

An owner of a restaurant chain in Michigan–let’s call it the ABC Caf?–recently learned from one of his workers that the employee has AIDS.

The worker has been with the restaurant for two years and is an exemplary employee. He is a food server who also prepares salads, and he uses a knife as part of his job from time to time.

The employer is well aware of the employees right to work without discrimination, but he is worried about health and safety issues relative to his other employees and patrons, and fears public relations issues might arise if word gets out to customers that he employs a food handler with AIDS.

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