HIV DISCRIMINATION IN FLORIDA
Jun 9, 2001
I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO WAS RECENTLY FIRED IN FLORIDA. I WAS WONDERING WHAT ARE THE LAWS THAT APPLY IN FLORIDA REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AND TERMINATION?
Response from Ms. Breuer
First, for laws specific to one state, the best source is a discrimination lawyer practicing in that state. Please contact your local AIDS service organization for a referral. There may even be an attorney on staff to help you with this kind of question.
Second, as I understand it, federal anti-discrimination law trumps state law, and firing solely on the basis of a real or perceived disability would be a violation of the ADA. But it's hard to prove. Please contact a local attorney to learn more about how to proceed in your state.
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