Popular Los Angeles restaurant The Ivy is being sued for wrongfully terminating an employee on the basis of his HIV status, according to a statement from MALDEF, a leading Latino legal civil rights organization that filed the suit. The case alleges that the restaurant, which draws a celebrity crowd, violated the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and discriminated against a former employee at the beginning of last year. The suit was filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County. FEHA is a California protection that prohibits employment discrimination based on medical condition, race or color, religion, national origin and many other factors.

To read the MALDEF statement, click here.