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U.S. lawsuit: A McDonald’s worker was fired for being HIV-positive

In its complaint against Mathews Management Co and Peach Orchard Inc, the EEOC said the worker was fired in February 2015 after admitting to the restaurant's general manager to having had “an interest” in a co-worker, and telling that co-worker about his HIV-positive status. The EEOC said the fired worker had been questioned a week earlier by his shift manager, and told he might lose his job because the defendants had previously fired a female worker who was also HIV-positive. “People with HIV face enough obstacles in their lives,” said Katharine Kores, an EEOC district director in Memphis, which has jurisdiction over Arkansas, in a statement.