December 22, 2010
Court Settlement Allows HIV-Positive Student to Enroll in Cosmetology School
An HIV-positive student in Puerto Rico who was denied admittance into cosmetology school because of her status is now enrolling after a court settlement, according to a news release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The incident began when the prospective student filled out a health form at the school that asked her status. The school denied her enrollment, stating she put others at risk of HIV. According to the settlement, the school agreed to enroll the HIV-positive student, to stop asking prospective students about their HIV status and to provide training to its employees in compliance with federal law prohibiting discrimination against those with disabilities. The school will also pay a fine to the federal government and damages to the student.
The settlement can be viewed here.
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