An applicant filed a lawsuit in court against Alaska State Trooper, alleging that his job offers to be an Alaska State Officer was withdrawn after he revealed that he was HIV positive.
The lawsuit against Alaska State Troopers for violating the Alaska Human Rights, civil rights law, and the US Constitution
A Utah man filed a lawsuit in state court to get his withdrawn position on the Alaska police force after disclosing his health status as HIV positive. The filed lawsuit would prevent discrimination against others with similar conditions.
The lawsuit against the Alaska State Trooper was filed through email by civil rights attorney Caitlin Shortell on behalf of a Utah man applicant who is only identified as John Doe.
HIV disease is undetectable and not transmissible. His condition will not be a hindrance to comply his duties as a law enforcement officer, said the lawsuit civil rights attorney Caitlin Shortell.
The lawsuit argues that Alaska State troopers violated unconstitutional discrimination based on HIV status
The Utah man said that Alaska State troopers later annulled his conditional job offer, telling him there were better-qualified Alaska State troopers. Out of 245 applicants, he was one of the finalists to become an Alaska State officer.
The Alaska State troopers told Doe that the applicants had military experience and living in Alaska. But it turned out that Five of the finalists offered the work didn’t live in Alaska, the lawsuit said.