Ex-Baggage Worker Says Delta Fired Him For Having HIV

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A former Delta Air Lines Inc. baggage handler filed suit Thursday in California alleging the airline terminated his employment because he was HIV positive and needed extra accommodation and time off from work.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, named plaintiff Jose Villasenor claims Delta failed to accommodate his medical condition and then unfairly terminated his employment after he suffered harassment from other employees over his HIV status, in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. 

"Instead of engaging in a good-faith interactive process with plaintiff to determine when he could return, if he needed any...

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