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March 19, 2014

NYC Man Gets Over $500K in Hotel HIV Discrimination Lawsuit

An HIV-positive man who was fired from his job at a New York City boutique hotel has won more than $500,000 in a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination by his former employer, the New York Daily News reports. A Manhattan Federal Court jury awarded Antonio Muñoz $185,000 in compensatory damages and $347,500 in punitive damages.

In 2007, the Manhattan Club hired Muñoz as an assistant office manager. In 2008, he earned two raises and a merit award. After he was diagnosed with HIV, also in 2008, he asked to be taken off the night shift because he needed to take medication at night that made him drowsy. His request was denied, even after he provided a doctor’s note.

Muñoz ultimately got on the day shift, but in 2010 he was told he would be put back on the night shift. That prompted him to file a complaint of disability discrimination with human resources. In 2011, Muñoz was fired after an anonymous complaint against him. He fell into a depression, but eventually recovered and found a job as a social worker.

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Anna, Middletown, 2014-03-20 23:03:50
People do not realize just how cruel and mean inconsiderate they can be and what happens to the people they treAt this way. This man did not stand online all night to get this disease or spend all his savings to buy a ticket to make sure he was one of the unlucky ones to get HIV what do people think we are all jumping for joy and going out of our way to purposely become positive. For god sake where is mans humanity our compassion for the next guy. Come on LOVE ONE ANOTHER PLEASE

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