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Gay, HIV-Positive Worker’s Firing Suit Under Covid Laws Goes On

Feb. 1, 2021, 9:11 PM

A gay man who says he was fired from his pressman job with a Pennsylvania packaging design and printing solutions company after telling his boss he would need leave because his HIV status put him in the “risk group” for Covid-19 can pursue his lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.

Dee Packaging Solutions Inc. was incorrect that the allegations of the worker, who is suing under the pseudonym John Doe, make clear that he was fired before federal law guaranteeing eligible employees two weeks of job-protected leave for the coronavirus took effect, the U.S. District court for the Eastern ...