• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

HIV-Positive trucker settles discrimination case

by on
in Employment Law,Human Resources

A truck driver who is HIV-positive has settled an employment lawsuit against his former employer, E.C. Trading Ltd.

He claimed the company cut his hours and then fired him after it learned about his HIV status. The company claimed it had a good defense: that the trucker was hired as additional help during the busy holiday season and let go when the season ended.

As settlements go, this was a low one. The trucker collected less than $10,000, and an attorney for the company said the case was settled as a nuisance lawsuit, since attorneys’ fees alone would cost more than the agreed settlement amount.

Final note: This is one case that probably should have been settled even earlier, at the EEOC stage. The trucker had filed an EEOC complaint through the San Antonio office. Employers who use the EEOC mediation process often can resolve cases such as this one without the negative publicity and additional cost that comes with a federal lawsuit. 

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/2525/hiv-positive-trucker-settles-discrimination-case "

Leave a Comment