|I received a job offer and after my blood results they rejected the offer
Apr 3, 2014
Good morning, I have a question about my rights and how to proceed. From a US based Cruiseliner I have received a job offer, after my blood results stated that I am HIV+ (which I am since 2010) they rejected my job offer and wished me good luck in my career. Can they just do that? This position was for working at guest relations, so I am not direct threat or so ever to fellow co-workers or guests. I am in good health and under supervision of a doctor. I would like to know what my rights are in this and how I can proceed. I always thought that hiv patient were protected by the ADA act? PS This rejection I received black on white via email. Your advice would be highly appreciated
| Response from Mr. Chambers
On the surface, that does not sound consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If it was a US company and you applied in the US and the company is subject to ADA, they violated the law if they turned you down for being HIV+.
I encourage you to contact a legal services agency in your area for confirmation and assistance. Even if you no longer wish to work for such an employer, they should be stopped from such practices.
Title I of ADA is enforced by the Department of Justice. It lists phone numbers you can call to report problems.
Good luck, Jacques
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