• Kyodo


The Chiba District Court on Monday declared illegal the dismissal of an HIV-positive Japanese-Brazilian man from a plastic-processing firm following an HIV test conducted without his knowledge.

The court declared null and void the 35-year-old man’s dismissal from Takigawa Chemical Industry Ltd. in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, and ordered the firm and a former director of Ichikawa Municipal Higashi Hospital to pay compensation.

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