Knowledge of employees' medical conditions are kept confidential and are dealt with appropriately

What does this mean?

  • As a business, you are not allowed to force employees to share their medical conditions with you, for example HIV/AIDS and TB.
  • The business should also strive for an open-door policy with regards to this which makes employees feel safe and free to share such conditions if they wish.
  • If any employee shares information either verbally or written on their medical situation or history, this must be kept confidential.
  • If knowledge of such medical conditions is gained, the business or employer does not discriminate against the employee in any way on the basis of this information.