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Subway franchise sued for firing HIV+ employee

Posted at 8:31 PM, Sep 29, 2015

The owner of a Hamilton County Subway restaurant is facing an EEOC lawsuit alleging an employee was illegally fired over their HIV-positive status.

According to the lawsuit, the Subway franchise KAY QSRS, Inc., owned by Shalinder Kular, fired an employee of its Sheridan store after the employee disclosed to his manager he was HIV-positive.

The EEOC says that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“John Doe was a good employee who wanted to work, was fully capable of working and was experienced in the restaurant industry,” said Laurie A. Young, regional attorney for EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office. He was terminated solely because of stereotypes his employer had regarding persons with HIV. This is unlawful, and EEOC is here to fight such discrimination.”

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Indianapolis.