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City of Atlanta settles HIV police discrimination lawsuit for $250,000

A man who was denied employment with the Atlanta Police Department because he is HIV positive will receive a $250,000 settlement from the city. “We are pleased with this resolution and expect that the city of Atlanta will never let this happen again,” said Scott Schoettes, HIV project director for Lambda Legal, the non-profit group […]

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Atlanta finally settles shameful HIV bias lawsuit

The City of Atlanta is cutting a $250,000 check to finally settle a four-year-old lawsuit alleging that it wouldn’t hire a police recruit because he’s HIV positive and that city doctors violated his privacy. Lambda Legal announced the settlement on Wednesday, capping a four-year legal fight that started when gay Atlanta attorney Steve Koval sued […]

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