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AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN PHILIPPINES 

Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against requiring a medical examination as a condition of employment in The Philippines? The Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act prohibits the rejection of a job application solely or partially on the basis of actual, perceived, or suspected HIV status. Access to personal data relating to an employee’s Hepatitis B status is bound by the rules of confidentiality and is strictly limited to medical personnel or if legally required.

In addition, medical examination results should not be used to deny employment when the denial of employment would constitute discrimination.

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