For seven years, Peña was employed at various Burger King restaurants, but three months after he disclosed his HIV status to a supervisor, he was fired.
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The Huffington Post reports:
Burger King did not respond to requests seeking comment, and the company has not yet filed a response in court to Peña’s complaint. Victor Viramontes, a lawyer for Pena who is senior counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said his group sees discrimination against Latinos who are HIV-positive as a serious problem in the workplace.
“When they’re fired from their job, they frequently lose their healthcare with it,” Viramontes said.