SAN DIEGO — A California man with disabilities is suing an El Centro property owner, alleging disability discrimination.
Mark Wiedenfeld filed a complaint Oct. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lenella Corp. alleging the El Centro property owner failed to provide full and safe equal access to its KFC restroom facilities.
According to the complaint, in December 2016, Wiedenfield, who uses a wheelchair, was discriminated against. The suit says he sustained difficulty while attempting to utilize the restroom facility of the defendant's KFC restaurant in El Centro, because of failure to make reasonable modifications and remove architectural barriers to accommodate all individuals, including persons with disabilities.
The plaintiff alleges Lenella failed to remove architectural barriers where such removal is readily achievable, and failed to make alterations to accommodate persons with disabilities.
Wiedenfield seeks trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages of at least $4,000, injunctive relief, attorney fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by attorney Isabel Masanque of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-02071