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Sacked Greek worker who was HIV positive awarded €14,000 by European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

A Greek jewellery worker who was HIV positive, was sacked after co-workers voiced their objections to his continued employment. The domestic courts dismissed his complaints on what the ECtHR described as ‘clearly inaccurate information’. This included the contagious nature of the illness and the fact they had failed to explain how the interests of the employer outweighed those of the employee.

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Court of Appeal Dismisses Health Minister Challenge To Same-Sex Adoption

The NI Court of Appeal has dismissed a bid, brought by Health Minister Edwin Poots, to overturn an earlier decision of October 2012 in which the High Court had found that the ban on unmarried couples becoming adoptive parents was discriminatory and a breach of human rights.

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