Fired HIV-Positive Employee To Receive $103K in McDonald’s Settlement of EEOC ADA Lawsuit

A McDonald’s restaurant in Arkansas will fork over $103,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities Act filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a fired employee who was HIV-positive.

The EEOC announced the settlement last Thursday.

EEOC’s lawsuit challenged McDonald’s treatment of an employee when the restaurant fired him within days of learning of his HIV-positive status. The suit also charged that the companies’ policy of requiring all employees to report the use of prescription medication is also unlawful.

I wrote about this lawsuit when it was filed in July.

If you type in the search term “HIV-positive,” you’ll find cases where this issue was litigated.

For more on this settlement, click here.

My thanks to Jon Hyman for including this post in his weekly roundup on the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog in Friday November 18.


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