09 Oct '11, 3am

Taco Bell Violating California Disability Law | Care2 Causes

Taco Bell Violating California Disability Law | Care2 Causes

A federal judge has ruled that Taco Bell has violated federal and California laws protecting the disabled from discrimination at its restaurants. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland is now deciding what improvements the company must make to its stores in California and how much the fast-food chain must pay the thousands of customers represented in the lawsuit who use wheelchairs and scooters. The ruling on October 5 came after a trial in June that focused on a Taco Bell in San Pablo, chosen as an example of the restaurants statewide. Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In December 2002 Hamilton’s ruling stems from a class-action lawsuit disabled customers filed in December 2002. They alleged California stores failed to provide proper handicap parking, wheelchair accessible tables and restrooms and other accommodations for the disabled that are required by state and fede...

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