AIDS activists and supporters organized by The Wall Las Memorias will hold a second protest outside The Ivy Restaurant to protest the firing of an HIV positive employee. The demonstration is happening tonight, Wednesday, April 18, at The Ivy Restaurant, 113 N. Robertson Blvd., LA 90048 from 7:30pm-9:00pm. (Please also read Positive Frontiers editor at large Alex Garner’s report on the April 12 lunchtime protest.)
From The Wall:
On March 29, 2012 MALDEF filed a lawsuit against the famed Robertson Boulevard restaurant, The Ivy, for violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and discriminating against a former employee. The suit was filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County.
The lawsuit charges that the restaurant wrongfully terminated its employee on the basis of his medical condition at the beginning of last year. FEHA is a California protection that prohibits employment discrimination based on medical condition; race or color; religion; national origin and many other factors.
The Wall-Las Memories Project, Latino Equality Alliance, APAIT Health Center, LAANE, Venice Family Clinic and community leaders will stage a second protest rally across at The Ivy Restaurant. Protestors will distribute educational brochures and give verbal public messages about HIV/AIDS and the laws that protect people living with the disease. A copy of the complaint is available online at: http://www.maldef.org/assets/pdf/Martinez_Complaint_032912.pdf