Justice Dept. sues Indiana town for allegedly rescinding job offer to ‘fully qualified’ man because of his HIV status
An Indiana man was denied a job as an officer with the Clarksville Police Department because he is HIV positive, federal prosecutors said. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

A man in Clarksville, Ind. who was “fully qualified to work as a police officer” didn’t get the job because of his HIV status, federal authorities said. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Clarksville, saying that the town’s police department “unlawfully revoked a job offer to a qualified law enforcement officer based on his Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnosis,” which constitutes a violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title I of the ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of disa...