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Ex-PR chief sues Kaiser over alleged bias

San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2008
Jeffery Sterman, former public affairs director of Kaiser Permanente, is suing the Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Sterman charges that Kaiser discriminated against him as a gay man with AIDS. In response, the senior vice president of human resources for Kaiser said Kaiser Permanente has a widely recognized commitment to diversity and is dedicated to creating and maintaining a work environment "free from discrimination and harassment."