Disabled customer accuses Burger King of discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California woman is suing Burger King, alleging disability discrimination.

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California woman is suing Burger King, alleging disability discrimination.

Patricia Sue Williams filed a complaint Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against NRH Global Holdings, LLC; CIMMS Incorporated, doing business as Burger King, and Does 1-10, alleging violation of California's Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, in January 2017, Williams, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, went to a Burger King at 1250 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, as a customer. She ways the Burger King parking lot failed to maintain spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. 

Williams says she was denied full and equal access to the parking lot, causing her difficulty and frustration. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to maintain its parking lot in working and usable condition required to provide ready access to persons with disabilities and failed to ensure the accessible facilities were available and ready to be used by persons with disabilities.

Williams seeks trial by jury, injunctive relief, minimum damages of $4,000, attorney fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Jong Yun Kim of Law Office of Jong Yun Kim in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-08746-RAO

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