LOS ANGELES — A disabled man is suing McDonald's and others, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
Chris Langer filed a complaint Sept. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against McDonald's Corporation, the Sanchez Family Corporation and Does 1-10, alleging they failed to provide full and safe equal access in its parking facilities.
According to the complaint, in February 2017, Langer was caused difficulty and frustration from his attempt to eat at the defendants' McDonald's restaurant at 5545 E. Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, and use its facilities for parking.
The suit says the defendants failed to accommodate persons with disabilities due to the absence of a properly marked and van-accessible parking space for people with disabilities. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove architectural barriers, failed to adequately mark or make alterations to the facilities for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities, and failed to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices or procedures.
Langer seeks trial by jury, damages of at least $4,000, injunctive relief, attorney fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by attorney Russell Handy of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-C-7039