A rapid HIV test by finger prick. A New Zealand teacher has launched a legal challenge against South Korea’s government after she lost her job for refusing to take a HIV test. Photo: Dickson Lee

South Korea’s HIV testing of foreign teachers challenged in compensation claim

  • Lisa Griffin is seeking one year’s lost wages of US$21,000 because her contract was not renewed in 2009 after she refused to be tested for the disease
  • But the government says the testing was legal and proportionate, and that the statute of limitations has already expired
Topic |   South Korea

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A rapid HIV test by finger prick. A New Zealand teacher has launched a legal challenge against South Korea’s government after she lost her job for refusing to take a HIV test. Photo: Dickson Lee
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