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Unformatted text preview: s that he had worked from May 2, 1992 until August 31, 1992 as a
produce clerk knowing he had tested positive for HIV, but did not disclose this to Prevo's
or his co-workers.
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After two days in the receiving position, upon inquiry by Dan Prevo about how he was
doing, Sharp explained that he wasn't interacting with customers, which was something
he enjoyed in the produce area, and that other employees were commenting about
disrupted work schedules and asking a lot of questions about why he had been
reassigned. Prevo and Sharp next agreed that Sharp would be placed on a leave of
absence with pay and health benefits to get Sharp out of the situation of being asked
questions and to give Prevo's a chance to get the information that they needed to
properly handle the situation. It was not at all clear why Sharp experienced discomfort at
being asked about the reason for the change in his work assignment since Sharp had
indicated his desire to perform public speaking in connection with an AIDS awareness
and education program.
Sharp promised his employer that he would obtain verification of his HIV condition from
his personal physician and furnish the information to his employer. While on paid leave,
Prevo's provided health benefits to Sharp although Sharp was not entitled to them as a
By March of 1993, Sharp had not provided the medical information; [**6] rather, he
consulted attorneys as to whether he should provide such information. In May of 1993,
Prevo's, Sharp and their attorneys attempted to reach an agreement on Sharp's continued
employment. Dan Prevo again requested that Sharp provide the store with his medical
information so that he could make a decision about Sharp's employment situation. He
also expressed concern about Sharp's use of knives and the typical cuts and nicks suffered
by produce clerks in preparing produce for show. Both parties agree that produce clerks
often cut themselves in the course of [*1092] their regular duties. n3 Additionally,
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