Michigan: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by HIV-positive dental worker
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former dental centre employee in Michigan who claimed he faced discrimination at work and was fired because he is HIV-positive.
The Associated Press reports US District Judge Robert Cleland in late November granted summary judgment to Great Expressions Dental Centres.
James White accused the Bloomfield Hills-based company of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.
He worked for Great Expressions in 2008 and 2009.
In a statement, Great Expressions CEO Richard Beckman says the company has “stood firm since this lawsuit was filed that it had no merit whatsoever.”
A message seeking comment was left for White’s lawyer on Tuesday.
The study authors said another 5% of the 612 dentists’ offices in Los Angeles County, California, would take people living with HIV as patients, but would only offer teeth-cleaning services, ask them to come in on separate days or isolate them from other patients.