, the plaintiff, an HIV-negative waiter, alleged that he was fired because he was perceived by his employer as having HIV.
The lawsuit asks the court to issue an injunction barring Red Lobster's parent company, Florida-based GMRI Inc., from discriminating against people based on race or national origin.
According to the lawsuit, Huleis had worked for GMRI since 1992, becoming a general manager.
But Kevin Laughlin said that he learned the seller, Gmri Inc.
The lawsuit indicates that Laughlin had plans to open a Twin Peaks Restaurant at the location, but discovered that Gmri was going to sell it to another franchisee of the restaurant concept, which highlights well-endowed women as waitresses.
But Laughlin said he lost business that he reasonably expected as a result of Gmri's moves.