Wheelchair user alleges Denny's Restaurant had barriers that restricted access

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A patron of a Los Angeles restaurant alleges that she was discriminated against because of the lack of accessible facilities to disabled individuals.

LOS ANGELES – A patron of a Los Angeles restaurant alleges that she was discriminated against because of the lack of accessible facilities to disabled individuals.

Jennifer Flores filed a complaint on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Camille's Inc., doing business as Denny's Restaurant, and Does 1-10 citing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff has a physical disability and requires the use of a wheelchair. The plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 21 and Oct. 17, 2017, she patronized defendants' restaurant establishment but was discriminated against on both occasions due to the lack of accessible facilities, including the access aisles and parking spaces. 

The plaintiff holds Camille's Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to install grab bars in the proper placement in the restroom and failed to provide the parking space identification sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the appropriate parking space.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, preliminary and permanent injunction, restitution, award of statutory, general and treble damages, attorney’s fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit, interest, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Kevin Hong of Advanced Disability Advocates in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03006

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