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ACLU Reaches Settlement for Veteran Denied State Department Contractor Job Because He Has HIV

People With HIV Will No Longer Be Automatically Barred From Working With State Department Contractors

August 25, 2009

Washington, D.C. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has reached a settlement on behalf of a U.S. Army veteran who was denied a security job with U.S. State Department contractor Triple Canopy, Inc. because he has HIV. According to the ACLU, the State Department has agreed to policy changes that will prevent people with HIV from being automatically barred from working under Department contracts in the future. While details of the settlement with Triple Canopy are confidential, all parties are pleased with the agreement.

"I'm relieved that I can finally put this experience behind me and move on with my life," said John Doe (who is using a pseudonym to protect to protect himself and his family from further discrimination). "I feel a lot better knowing that this kind of discrimination shouldn't happen again."

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Comment by: liz (kampala) Sat., Aug. 29, 2009 at 11:10 am EDT
am so glad that a developed country like USA has finally realized that being HIV +ve is not being incapacitated.
i only hope that these applies to immigrants with HIV.
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