Matthew Edmundson taught middle school science at Pegasus School in Huntington Beach until his work environment became so hostile that he was forced to quit. Edmondson had taught at Pegasus for a total of nine years. He left for Texas after four years only to return at the school's request to teach 8th grade science.
Five months after being hired as a busboy at The Ivy Restaurant in Los Angeles, Reymudo Martinez found out he was HIV positive. A month later, after struggling with his work responsibilities due to side effects from his HIV medication and a request from his doctor for a more accommodating shift, Martinez was fired.