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Greenbelt Hair Cuttery employee with HIV reinstated after being fired
Greenbelt Hair Cuttery employee with HIV reinstated after being fired

An assistant manager at a Greenbelt Hair Cuttery who was fired this summer after being diagnosed with HIV has been reinstated and paid restitution by the barbershop chain's parent company, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The ACLU claimed in a federal employment discrimination complaint earlier this month against Ratner Companies, the Hair Cuttery's parent firm, that Brandon Smith was wrongfully terminated in August after it was discovered he had the disease. Ratner initially denied the accusation, claiming a company document that attributed his firing to his HIV-positive status "inaccurately described the reason for his dismissal." Instead,...

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