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Waitress was not induced into quitting, Oregon court says.


AIDS Policy Law. 1998 Sep 4;13(16):1, 5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

An Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that an HIV-positive waitress failed to present sufficient evidence supporting her claims of wrongful discharge and unlawful discrimination in a suit she brought against her employer. The restaurant's supervisor informed the waitress that a regular customer threatened to boycott the restaurant because of the waitress's HIV status. He also stated that her continued employment could result in financial problems for the restaurant. The waitress, fearing abuse and humiliation, agreed to a resignation that would be treated as a layoff, so that she would not lose certain government benefits. The waitress then decided to sue, saying that the supervisor's comments were intended to convince her to quit.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE Employment/*LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD Female *HIV Seropositivity Human Oregon *Prejudice *Restaurants


Information in this article was accurate in July 30, 1999. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.