Transportation Security Administration Agrees to Re-Assess Policies for Job Applicants with HIV

ACLU Settles Complaint Against TSA on Behalf of South Florida Man Who Was Denied Employment Due to His HIV Status FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org MIAMI – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agreed this week to review its medical guidelines for applicants with compromised immune systems, including people with HIV. The agreement is part of a settlement between the TSA, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida. In August 2009, the ACLU filed an administrative complaint on behalf of an Air Force veteran who was refused a job as a transportation security officer (TSO) with the TSA because he is HIV-positive.

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