Newsfeed : Fired HIV-Positive Virginia Man Wins Court Case Against TGI Friday’s

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2009

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

September 11, 2009

Fired HIV-Positive Virginia Man Wins Court Case Against TGI Friday’s

Alexandria, Virginia, Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins has ruled in favor of James McCray, who said he was dismissed from his job at TGI Friday’s because he is HIV positive, the Washington Blade reports.

On September 2, the Alexandria Human Rights Commission agreed that TGI Friday’s violated the Human Rights Code by terminating McCray based on his HIV status.

According to the article, McCray had been a TGI Friday’s employee for five years before he disclosed his positive status to director of operations Robert D’Anna in 2006. McCray said he was let go from his job the next day.

The owners of TGI Friday’s, Carlson Restaurants, tried to challenge the decision of the court, stating that McCray was fired because he lied about the services of a contractor. However, the judged ruled against the company.

Dawkins wrote, “Considering the oral arguments and additional evidence offered on appeal of this matter, this court cannot find that the decision of the commission substantially violated the petitioner’s rights.”

McCray’s attorney, Michael Horwatt, said he and his client plan to ask the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prosecute the case in federal court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act “because of the case’s importance to the hospitality industry in general.”

Meanwhile, the city of Alexandria intends to reap $5,000 from TGI Friday’s for violating the Human Rights Code.

Search: TGI Friday's, discrimination, Carlson Restaurants, Virginia


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (1 total)

 
[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    chipper52
    Palm Springs
    California


    Loveladyd
    Washington
    DC


    sefarady
    New York
    California


    kmfdm221
    Arcata
    California
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Are you a regular coffee drinker?
Yes
No

Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.