When Joey, a local carpenter, mentioned his HIV status to his employer after being out sick, he was abruptly ordered not to return to work until further notice. After Joey was finally permitted to return, he faced significant discrimination due to his HIV status.
Facing financial losses and a hostile work environment, Joey reached out to AIDS Action’s lawyers for assistance. The AIDS Action legal team was able to help Joey retrieve all of his lost wages and compelled his employer to educate employees on disability discrimination.
Our attorneys are also closely connected to AIDS Action’s many other support services—including housing assistance, counseling, job training, and more. In addition to providing legal representation, our attorneys refer clients to AIDS Action programs that help them find safe housing, obtain suitable jobs, escape domestic violence, avoid homelessness, and maximize their health outcomes. With access to these free professional legal and other services, our clients can stay safe and become more active, healthy members of society.
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