This collection contains national legislation and policies adopted by ILO member States relevant to the issue of HIV/AIDS and the world of work. The entry for each member State provides a section on legislation, which encompasses a wide range of legislative texts, such as constitutional law, public health, discrimination/equality, labour, occupational safety and health, etc. There is also a section for each member State containing national policies and strategies, as well as a range of documents adopted by governments, employers’ organizations, workers’ organizations, business coalitions, as well as relevant policy and strategy documents drafted by civil society associations and networks, such as networks of persons living with HIV (PLHIV).
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National legislation and policies related to HIV/AIDS and the world of work
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
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27 November 2001
The applicant alleged that her employer terminated her employment solely on the basis of her HIV status.
14 March 2000
The petitioners, a group of 54 non-profit organizations, lodged a complaint against the Government of Bangladesh based on the actions of enforcement authorities who allegedly raided the homes of sex workers, ousting them unlawfully from their residences and placing in vagrant homes.
01 January 2000
The applicant, the respondent’s HIV-positive wife, alleges that her expulsion from her home and consignment to the servant’s quarter, as well as loss of her children’s custody, cannot be justified.
02 December 1999
The applicant alleged that his discharge from the Australian Regular Army on the basis of his HIV positive status constitutes unlawful discrimination.
01 January 1994
The plaintiff filed a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the defendant-appellees had violated his constitutional right to privacy by revealing to the public the details of a conciliation agreement settling a discrimination complaint lodged against Delta Airlines with the N.Y. Commission on Human Rights.
26 September 1989
The applicant alleged that he felt compelled to leave his employment due to fear after his HIV status was disclosed to his co-workers.