Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (03/21/12)
Capital Healthcare Solutions has agreed to pay $12,000 to settle a 2011 lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The suit claims the health care staffing firm refused to hire a nursing assistant who is HIV positive. The EEOC says in the lawsuit that the staffing firm offered to hire an applicant in September 2010 but subsequently rescinded the offer after learning from his pre-employment physical that he was HIV positive. In addition to the $12,000 payment, the staffing firm has agreed to conduct four hours of training on how to evaluate the physical and medical qualifications of potential employees.