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Eleventh Circuit Court rules in favor of HIV-positive man denied job as Atlanta police officer

February 3, 2012

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, 2 February 2012

ATLANTA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and remanded the case of Lambda Legal client, Richard Roe, back to district court on Wednesday.

Roe applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD), but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

“This is a great victory for Lambda Legal’s client who will now get his chance in court to show how the APD’s refusal to hire him was discriminatory and illegal,” said Scott Schoettes, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project director.

 

Eleventh Circuit Court rules in favor of HIV-positive man denied job as Atlanta police officer

 

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