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Employer’s Pledge on HIV in the Workplace

 
 

On 28 January 2019 news broke that a criminal act resulted in personal data of over 14,000 persons diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Singapore being leaked into the public domain. The Ministry of Health of Singapore acknowledged the incident and has offered assistance to affected individuals.

Channel News Asia reported on 29 January that persistent social stigma, ignorance and a lack of legal safeguards leaves many HIV-positive Singaporeans vulnerable to discrimination, especially in employment.

In an effort to bring peace of mind in a time of crisis, Action for AIDS, Oogachaga, Project X, The T Project, in collaboration with Be Inclusive, call on the business leaders of Singapore to demonstrate their commitment to workplaces that are inclusive, where employees are protected from stigma and discrimination.

We ask employers to pledge that:

  1. HIV status alone is not grounds for a person’s dismissal from employment;


  2. Support will be provided to any employee who suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their HIV status;


  3. Education initiatives that reduce HIV stigma and discrimination in Singapore will be undertaken, such as the Guidelines for Managing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace from the Singapore National Employers Federation.

We empathise with the individuals who are suffering as a result of this criminal act. With the business and community sector working together, ignorance and misinformation will not be allowed to win the day.

Visit the AfA website to find:

  • Contact details for support services;

  • Hotlines for reporting instances of unfair dismissal or discrimination;

  • Details about the emergency care fund; and more.

A collaboration with Action for AIDS (AfA), Oogachaga, Project X, The T Project and Be Inclusive.

 
 

Companies who signed the Employer’s Pledge on HIV in the Workplace

Salesforce

Be Inclusive

Project X

Peter Low & Choo LLCc

PS Gourmet

Mycelium Asia

99.co

Xpointo Media

QUIRC Singapore

Hoods Inc Productions

Doctors Clinic and Surgery

Czarl Architects

Wood & Wood

Action For AIDS Singapore

Brain Juice Collective

The Hungry Lab

Starfleet Command

Peanut Pictures

Cloudvela IT

Oogachaga

Green and Infinite Alternatives

BooksActually

ExtraOrdinary Horizons (Deaf Singapore)

Asolidplan

Beta Resources

ADD+ Creative

Zairyo

Fuelfit

Mighty Jaxx

The Daily Cut, Muchachos and the Teyst Group

Utterly Art

Magma Heritage

Qu'est-ce Que C'est Design

Pixel and Code

Collectors Contemporary

Balloon Blasters

I-Revive SG

Shamrock Entertainment

formul8

ALPS Global Logistics

ALPS Holdings

My Clinic

Bollywood Adventures

Imperial Harvest

Private Affair Tailor

Humid House

Taste of Tradition

E’s Fitness

Blue Totem Communications

The T Project

Prout

Jones The Grocer

Dr Tan & Partners

The Chope Group

Clifford Chance

Cavenagh Law

Replica Software

Vickers Capital Group

Society Staples

Tripple

WOHA

The Orange PRess

Vensure Medical

Levi Strauss Asia Pacific Division

Tiger Tiger Pictures

Google Asia Pacific

The China Navigation Company

Free Community Church

GlaxoSmithKline

The Creative Voice

Barclays

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations

TIQ Group

Patisserie G

Puzzles Sg

Macquarie Group (Asia)

PayPal

Gilead Sciences

Fundnel

Pagh

Yellow Cab Pizza Co.

Mint Management

ClickAcademy Asia

Up Front Models & Production

the DSC clinic, National Skin Centre, Singapore

Kids21

Popular Chips

Cafebond.com

L’avocat Law

KnoWhere

Big Tiny

International Paradise Connexions Tours and Travels

AWARE

Airbnb

Club 21

Institute of Mental Health

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

ABN AMRO Bank

Sephora

Professionals with Disabilities Network

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore

National University Hospital (Singapore)

Culturally

HSBC

Mastercard

Nomura Singapore

PJ Legal Asia LLP

Pure Storage

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

MOH Holdings Pte Ltd