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Judgment reaffirms rights of people with HIV to non-discrimination in employment

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AWARD-WINNING HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTOR LIVING WITH HIV WINS 12 MONTHS’ COMPENSATION

DISMISSAL DECLARED “AUTOMATICALLY UNFAIR”

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the judgment handed down by Judge Bhoola yesterday in the Labour Court in the case of Gary Shane Allpass v Mooikloof Estates (Pty) Ltd.

The case concerns the unfair dismissal in 2008 of a horse riding instructor on the grounds of his HIV status. The ruling follows the institution of legal proceedings on behalf of Mr Allpass by Webber Wentzel Attorneys, with the assistance of SECTION27.

Read details of the judgement here