SACRAMENTO — A disabled woman is suing owners of a Best Western hotel, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Theresa Brooke, who requires use of a wheelchair, filed a complaint Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against BNP Lodging LLC, alleging the hotel property failed to provide full and safe equal access to its facilities.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 18, Brooke and her husband were in Fresno to and went to the Best Western Plus Fresno Airport Hotel. The suit says Brooke was injured by the defendant’s discriminatory practices regarding rest rooms, use of the jacuzzi and failure to remove architectural barriers, including being deterred from using the defendant’s hotel due to the lack of access to the pool facilities.
The plaintiff, who has filed other discrimination suits, alleges BNP Lodging failed to remove architectural barriers to make its lodging services fully accessible and failed to comply with the ADA's mandate.
Brooke seeks trial by jury, costs of suit, attorney fees, damages in excess of $1,000 and whatever other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Peter Kristofer Strojnik of The Strojnik Firm LLC in Phoenix.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 18-at-00024