N.Y. Car Dealership Denies Firing HIV-Positive Man

Around March 12, Alexiadis informed Villacampa that Alexiadis' brother is gay and was HIV-positive. Alexiadis also said his brother "was no longer allowed in his home or near his children due to his HIV+ status," the lawsuit said.

Villacampa told Alexiadis that people with HIV "are not dangerous and asked Alexiadis to reconsider his decision," the lawsuit said.

"I was just imploring him, 'Please reconsider what you are doing to your own brother.' I was just trying to stand up for someone I never met," Villacampa told ABC News.

Alexiadis then asked Villacampa if he was HIV-positive, and Villacampa responded that he was, the lawsuit states

"I explained his fears were unfounded and there is medication," Villacampa told ABC News. "He just looked at me with a deadpan look. I said it was not a big deal. He didn't know what to say about it."

Around March 14, Villacampa was called into a meeting with Cochrane, the lawsuit states, and told of a "purported 'problem' with Villacampa's work, which had never before been an issue," the lawsuit states.

"They said that my skill set was better served in other dealerships. There was no reason," Villacampa told ABC News.

Around March 19, Villacampa was fired.

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