Bentonville Restaurant Management Companies Fired Employee Because of His HIV Status, Agency Charges
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A McDonald's restaurant owned and operated by Mathews Management Company and Peach Orchard, Inc. in Bentonville, Ark., violated federal law when it fired an employee because of his HIV-positive status, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.
EEOC's suit alleges the companies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they terminated the employee within days of learning of his HIV status. The suit also alleges the companies maintain a policy of requiring all employees to report the use of prescription medication, also in violation of the ADA.
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