HIV-positive employees face workplace discrimination in Malaysia

Author: Human Resources Online, Published on: 27 December 2016

According to the HIV and Human Rights Mitigation Report 2015 released…by Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), a third of the people who had filed a workplace complaint lost their jobs after employers found out they were HIV-positive.

Additionally, the report further highlights cases of discrimination against people living with HIV and key affected populations in various sectors. Findings have shown six cases of discriminatory service in the public health sector, while eight out of 15 complaints involved some form of workplace discrimination – including demotion and also a forced resignation due to their HIV-positive statuses.

The report also showed that discrimination was mostly at large in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industries…

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