Wyoming AIDS and Disease laws & HR compliance analysis

Wyoming AIDS and Disease: What you need to know

The Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act of 1965 prohibits discrimination in employment against a qualified disabled person (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-101 et seq.). The law applies to all public employers and private employers with two or more employees. Religious organizations or associations are excluded from coverage.
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Qualified disabled person. A "qualified disabled person" is a disabled person who is capable of performing a particular job or who would be capable of performing a particular job with reasonable accommodation to his or her disability (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-105).
Under federal law, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a protected disability. In the case of Bragdon v. Abbott, 118 S.Ct. 2196 (1998), the U.S. Supreme Court found that asymptomatic HIV is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “from the moment of infection” onward. In addition, the final regulations implementing the amendments to the ADA provide that some impairments, given their inherent nature, will "virtually always" be considered actual disabilities under the ADA. The list of impairments includes HIV infection. Discrimination is prohibited against qualified applicants or employees who have or may be perceived as having HIV infection or AIDS. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees.
An employer may require an employee to submit to a physical examination before or at any time during employment due to exposure or contact with hazards or environmental conditions that may be detrimental to the health of the employee (WY Stat. Sec. 27-11-113).
The law does not authorize or require medical examinations or immunization, or ...

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