As with other disabilities, people living with HIV are disproportionately affected by unemployment, with around 10% of those living with HIV unemployed.
This is from the April 2019 report (pdf) from the National Aids Trust on pre-employment health questions.
They found 71 social care providers using unlawful health questions. The report shows:
- Of these, they successfully challenged 45 providers to change their practice by removing questions about health from their forms
- 21 providers who had not responded have been referred to the Equality Human Rights Commission (EHRC). There were 5 providers who appear to have closed since their project began.
- There is an opportunity for the EHRC to improve awareness of section 60 amongst employers in the social care sector
- Local authorities should exercise their Public Sector Equality Duty by doing more to raise awareness of this issue amongst the social care providers they commission.