Man claims he was fired because he has HIV – In the city of Kansas, a man is suing a restaurant where he once worked because he says he was sacked when it was discovered he is living with HIV.
If found to be true, the said restaurant could be culpable of the Disabilities Act of the United States.
According to CNN, it was in December 2018 that Armando Gutierrez tested positive for HIV. Until the incident, he worked as a waiter at the restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas.
According to the complaint filed at the federal court, Guiterrez asked his manager to sign a medication form so he could access medication. It was just the next day after the signing incident that he was informed of his transfer to another branch. Moreover, he was also to work on Sundays contrary to an earlier agreement that he wouldn’t work on Sundays citing “family commitments”
The complaint further stated that he was given the sack when he responded to the transfer that he could not work per the new schedule. He has consequently sued the restaurant and is seeking back pay and compensation.
According to CNN, attempts to get a response from Big Buiscut has not yielded any immediate response.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff’s schedule at work was so changed that he would not be able to work. Gutierrez accoding to the lawsuit is claiming discrimination in violation of the American Disabilities Act. The complaint also said Gutierrez wasn’t given any warning or prior notice of his being fired.