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Document ID (ISN)77447
CIS number 01-1310
ISSN - Serial title Government Gazette - Staatskoerant
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Department of Labour
Title Code of Good Practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment [South Africa]
Bibliographic information 1 Dec. 2000, Vol.426, No.22506, p.4-17.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This Code of Practice was issued in order to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to the implementation of non-discriminatroy practices for HIV-infected workers. It is to be read in conjunction with other labour legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (see CIS 94-1451), the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (see CIS 94-1452) and the Mine Health and Safety Act (see CIS 96-1928). Summary: promotion of a non-discriminatory work environment; HIV testing (incl. prohibition of compulsory pre-employment testing), confidentiality and voluntary disclosure; promotion of safe workplaces (incl. particular attention to the prevention of HIV transmission in health care professions); compensation for occupationally acquired HIV; employee benefits; dismissal (prohibition of dismissal solely on the basis of HIV/AIDS status); grievance procedures; management of HIV in the workplace; assessing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace; measures to deal with HIV/AIDS in the workplace (incl. the development of HIV/AIDS Policies). In annex: glossary.
Descriptors (primary) South Africa; discriminatory practices; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; hospitals; pre-employment medical examinations; glossary; directive; medical confidentiality
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases