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Arkansas Employer to pay $103K to Settle HIV Disability Bias Suit

November 21, 2016

A McDonald’s restaurant owned and operated by a company in Arkansas will pay $103,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit challenged the Company’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 Company’s policy of requiring all employees to report the use of prescription medication was also unlawful.