Daily Sabah reports:
In an important decision that will set the precedent for similar cases, Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday to compensate an employee who was fired from the job shortly after being diagnosed with HIV.
The employee from the western province of Izmir, acknowledged with the initials T.T.A, was diagnosed with HIV in 2006. T.T.A was kept away from the workplace for six months but was kept on the payroll. Upon the company doctor’s inquiry, Ege University Medicine Faculty Hospital, where T.T.A was being treated, said that the employee’s health does not pose any threat in a working environment.
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