Life Threatening Diseases - Employee Handbook

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LIFE THREATENING DISEASES

The company is committed to keeping your work environment healthy and safe. Therefore if you or another employee has or contracts a life-threatening disease: 
1. The company will treat life-threatening diseases the same as any other disease in terms of all employee policies and benefits; 
2. If you have or contract a life-threatening disease, you will be allowed to keep working as long as: (a) you can meet the company's performance standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, and (b) your illness does not actually endanger the health or safety of employees; customers or others; 
3. You may not refuse to work because you are afraid of contracting a noncontagious life-threatening disease from a co-worker. Harassment or discrimination directed at an employee with a life-threatening disease is strictly prohibited. Employees who refuse to work with or who harass or discriminate against any employee with a life-threatening disease are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.      

For purposes of this policy, “life-threatening disease”  includes, but is not limited to, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, hepatitis, and other diseases of a severely degenerative nature.     

An employee's medical history and other medical information is confidential. Disclosure of employee medical information is restricted to those situations where a manager or supervisor has a job related reason to know it. Any employee who discloses another employee's medical information without proper authorization or who utilizes such information for an improper purpose will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.  

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