When asked on a job application why he had left his most recent job, the man wrote “medical.” In a later interview, the hiring manager pressed him on the nature of his medical condition. He revealed that he was HIV-positive.
The general manager immediately told him he couldn’t work at the restaurant because of his condition.
The man filed an EEOC complaint alleging the franchise violated the ADA by making a pre-offer medical inquiry and by refusing to hire him because of his HIV status.
Before the suit could reach a courtroom, the franchise owner agreed to pay the man $25,000.