Hershey School HIV case highlights ADAAA's reach

Apr 25, 2012 Full story: www.businessmanagementdaily.com 7

The Milton Hershey School, founded by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey to help underprivileged children, faces discrimination charges after it refused to admit a 13-year-old boy who is HIV-positive. The case is shining a spotlight on new legal perils created when the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act went into effect in 2009.

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 25, 2012
Fools who run this place need to be run out of town on a rail for their sheer ignorance.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#2 Apr 25, 2012
What decade is this.... wow hershey... you need to update your staff with people who live in this century

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#3 Apr 25, 2012
It's a shame. Milton Hershey set up the school as an orphanage. It has become a well-respected academy that continues to serve underprivileged children. Hershey is small, but it is no backwater. The admissions board should have known better. I would like to imagine that Milton Hershey himself would have sought additional information about HIV status before rejecting an applicant.
Mehtt Romney

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Apr 25, 2012
>The case is shining a spotlight on new legal perils created when the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act went into effect in 2009.

The sub head frames this story as being about a problem with the ADA rather than with the irrational bigots.

The good thing for the boy and his guardian is that the Hershey trust has enough assets to pay off the civil damages and the legal fees. So there will be no delay in collecting once this open and shut case is concluded in hid favor.

When this story was posted on huffingtonpost there were more cretin homophobes still living in the time before Ryan White spewing their ignorance and hate than you could believe. There's something horribly wrong with this country.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Apr 26, 2012
Didn't we settle all this back in the days of Ryan White?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#6 Apr 26, 2012
Mehtt Romney wrote:
>The case is shining a spotlight on new legal perils created when the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act went into effect in 2009.
The sub head frames this story as being about a problem with the ADA rather than with the irrational bigots.
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That was my initial reaction, as well. But it could also be a simple warning that organizations to beware of violating the rules. Peril is a technical term, not a perjurative.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Apr 26, 2012
I don't get the "legal perils" line from the article. The only way it makes sense to me is if I see the article through a lens of, They don't give a shit about the kid or his situation or the situation of ANYONE with AIDS or HIV; they are looking at it solely from a business perspective.

Then I saw the name of the site the article is on, and I had to laugh. Yeah, this is from a web site whose SOLE concern would be dollars and cents, with *zero* concern for the kid or others in similar situations. There are no "legal perils" unless you do what this stupid organization did, creating a lawsuit for itself.

It's a little telling that in some of these cases, these organizations and states and things MUST KNOW they create lawsuits against themselves, but are *so* compelled by their obsession to act as they see fit that they invite the lawsuit anyway. Come on, what are they thinking: that nobody will notice?

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