The Scottsdale, Ariz., Unified School District this week settled a lawsuit filed by a former district employee who claimed his job was being eliminated because he is HIV-positive. The former employee, who was not identified by name in court documents, filed a complaint in May with the Arizona attorney general's office and also with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The man claimed he was removed from his job in the district's technology department and given other duties in October 2002 after he told a supervisor that he is HIV-positive. He also claims district supervisors informed other employees of his HIV status.
The district did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement but agreed to pay the man $37,500 to get him to drop his complaints with the attorney general and the EEOC.