Monday, October 18, 2010

China Awaits Verdict in Precedent-Setting Case on HIV

From CNN

China awaits a verdict in a precedent-setting discrimination case, with an HIV-positive man suing over being rejected for a teaching job, state media said.

"I know my case may take a relatively long time, since it is believed to be the first case in China about discrimination against HIV carriers in the job market. But I will try to remain positive about my chance of winning," the job applicant said, according to China Daily.

He goes by the alias Xiao Wu to protect his identity in a country where HIV discrimination is widespread. The case making its way to court is notable, because China's legal system tends to avoid sensitive suits.

1 comment:

IRMA said...

The court ruled against the defendant-- but an appeal is expected: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g9FOa_KCyv8-KvBdixIXMHwYeG7A?docId=5110373

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