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Guardian Reports on HIV-Related Employment Discrimination Case in China

February 1, 2013

"An aspiring teacher in south-east China has become the country's first person to win compensation for an HIV-related employment discrimination, according to state media reports," the Guardian writes. "The man had passed a written test and interview for the job last June; he took the local education bureau to court when they denied him the position in November," according to the newspaper, which adds, "They reached an agreement on 27 December."

"The ruling presents a milestone in the country's long-running effort to overcome its notorious employment discrimination problems and intense social stigma associated with the disease," the Guardian writes. "Experts say that discriminatory hiring practices based on pre-employment health checks will likely remain a problem in China, especially for companies in highly-coveted sectors that can afford to be picky about who they hire," the newspaper adds, noting, "Some checks have sparked controversy in recent months" (Kaiman, 1/31).

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This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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