In the United States and abroad, a barrage of incidents reveals that HIV
discrimination in the workplace remains rampant. Consider:
- In Florida, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) refused an Air Force veteran a job because he was HIV positive. (The TSA has since reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to review its job policies for job applicants with HIV.)
- In Utah, a convenience store chain is paying damages after firing a clerk two weeks after learning he was HIV positive.
- In Pennsylvania, a staffing firm violated federal law by withdrawing an offer of employment to a certified nursing assistant because he was HIV positive, even after a doctor cleared him to perform all job duties.
- In Mexico, an HIV-positive man was forced to sign resignation papers after employers found out about his status.
- In Swaziland, civil regulations ban pilots who have HIV or tuberculosis from flying planes from the only commercial airport in the town of Manzini.