New Zealand banker Anthony Davison recently told MPs how his employer had reacted badly when he disclosed his HIV status.
"I told them, so... if in future there were any issues, I couldn't be accused of springing this on them."
Davison worked for Westpac, a bank ranked first in the world for its record on social respon- sibility.
Yet the company had no HIV policy.
The company took legal advice and told him there were concerns about the "danger" he
posed to colleagues and the legal obligations this placed on the company.
felt bewildered and betrayed by a company he
had worked for since 1994.
ground, kept his
job and now the company has an effective HIV policy.