Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Chinese Court Rules Against Man Who Alleged HIV Discrimination

November 15, 2010

A Chinese court on Friday ruled against the plaintiff who "says he was denied a teaching job because he is HIV positive," the man's lawyer said, the BBC reports (11/12). According to state media, "[t]he lawsuit alleged city officials denied the plaintiff, a recent college graduate, a teaching job after a medical screening for illnesses including syphilis and hepatitis C revealed he had HIV … after he had already passed written tests and interviews," Agence France-Presse reports (11/12). However, the Canadian Press reports, "Anqing's Yinjiang District Court ruled the city education bureau had correctly followed public service health standards in assessing his unsuitability for the position, lawyer Zheng Jineng said by phone" (Bodeen, 11/12). According to Xinhua, the case was the "Chinese mainland's first employment-related HIV-discrimination case (11/12). Lawyers for the man said they planned to appeal the case, the New York Times reports in an article that describes concerns among HIV/AIDS advocates that "Fridays' ruling will ... provid[e] legal cover for employees who do not want to hire people with HIV" (Jacobs, 11/12).

Back to other news for November 2010


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.



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
China Court Hears First HIV Discrimination Suit
Chinese HIV/AIDS Organizations
More News on HIV/AIDS in China

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement