Human Rights Act & Privacy Act

Human Rights Act

It is illegal to discriminate against people who have hepatitis.

Sect 21(h) (vii) Prohibited grounds of discrimination: “The presence in the body of organisms capable of causing illness.”

  • You cannot be dismissed from employment or accommodation.
  • You cannot be refused medical, hospital or dental treatment.
  • You cannot be refused service at shops, businesses, restaurants or service providers.

 Privacy Act

The Privacy Act 1993 regulates all information gathered by the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand. It also guides standards relating to how we collect, use, hold, disclose, access and dispose of your personal information.

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