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September 25, 2012

Former Employee Sues Delta Air Lines for HIV Discrimination

A former employee of Delta Air Lines is suing the company for disability discrimination and harassment resulting from his HIV status, according to paperwork filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Jose Villasenor began working for the company as a baggage handler in 2000. A decade later, he was diagnosed with HIV. The lawsuit alleges that the illness and medication caused him to miss work and led to harassment from coworkers, violations of his privacy, and ultimately the termination of his employment. Villasenor filed a total of 13 claims against Delta, including wrongful termination, labor code violations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is represented by Natasha Chesler of the Law Offices of Timothy B. McCaffrey Jr.

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