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Author Topic: Hate crime  (Read 699 times)

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Offline mpls

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Hate crime
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:42:00 PM »
My ex-wife called my business agent to inform him that I have AIDS. Does this constitute a hate crime?

Online Jeff G

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 07:50:03 PM »
No ... this is not a hate crime or even libel if its true . Its a despicable thing to do but not a crime . 

Offline AusShep

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 07:51:47 PM »
I can't see how it would be, although it is a totally shitty thing to do.

Also, FYI, it is NOT a HIPAA violation either.

Offline Joe K

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 07:56:16 PM »
Our opinion is not the one that matters.  Depending upon where you live, it may be illegal to disclose the status of another person, which would make it a civil crime and not criminal.  Check the laws where you live, to see if any crime has been committed.

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:00 PM »
Hi,

What was you business agents' response to you, after she told him/her ? What exactly was said to you ?


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline mpls

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:50 PM »
I read this article here: http://blogs.poz.com/oriol/archives/2009/10/does_the_hate_crimes.html
Fortunately I did not lose my job over it but that is what she was trying to accomplish. She may say she was warning him so that when we shake hands he can put on rubber gloves first.

Offline mpls

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 08:19:48 PM »
Hi,

What was you business agents' response to you, after she told him/her ? What exactly was said to you ?


Ray
He flat out told me my wife called and told him that I have AIDS. The he asked me flat out if it was true. I told him yes but I wasn't planning on sharing it with everyone in my local union.

Offline AusShep

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Re: Hate crime
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 08:49:02 PM »
I read this article here: http://blogs.poz.com/oriol/archives/2009/10/does_the_hate_crimes.html
Fortunately I did not lose my job over it but that is what she was trying to accomplish. She may say she was warning him so that when we shake hands he can put on rubber gloves first.

This would be protection under hate crimes if someone beat you up etc., because you had or they thought you had HIV/AIDS (even if you didn't).

Losing your job because of it would be covered by the ADA.


 


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