Manawat hypothetically said by wanting answers like: “What if you do in fact minimize your-self?” and “What about if our clients know?”
According to a news release from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Subway violated federal law after they fired the employee for sharing their disability with a manager.
The owner of a Hamilton County Subway restaurant is facing an EEOC lawsuit alleging an employee was illegally fired over their HIV-positive status. The documents state that his supervisor replied, “What if you cut yourself?” and, “What about it if our customers find out?” Manawat then told the employee she would have to “consult with her district manager”. The employee’s attorney, Laurie Young, says he was “fully capable of working and was experienced in the restaurant industry…he was terminated exclusively because of stereotypes his employer had regarding persons with HIV”.
Firing an employee because they disclose they are living with HIV is unlawful.
The Subway franchise is in Sheridan, Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Revenue announced the changes on Tuesday, and the changes to the rates will go into effect on Thursday.
‘The agency seeks to recover monetary compensation for Doe in the form of back pay and compensatory and punitive damages. The EEOC is “also seeking other relief, including a permanent injunction to prevent the company from engaging in any future disability discrimination”.