McDonalds Sued in McPlayland ADA Accommodation Lawsuit

Americans with Disability Act cases are a frequent topic of discussion on this blog.  As a regular reader of new case filings, I have noticed an up tick in the number of rather creative ADA claims that are unlike the typical case challenging the height of counters or width of bathroom stalls.  This new lawsuit filed against McDonald’s in Los Angeles caught my eye today.  In Cardona v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc., the plaintiff and his minor son who is autistic became agitated by the noise and small tight play areas in the play area at a McDonalds.  They sought a reasonable accommodation for the disability and were allegedly told to not bring the child back.  

This case is reminder that ADA compliance requires much more than hiring a consultant to measure the incline of the wheel chair ramp and the number of handicap parking spaces.  Any employee who interacts with consumers or employees must be prepare to identify a complaint or request for accommodation that may be a pre-cursor to an ADA lawsuit. 

I hope to follow this case and update readers on how the case progresses.  Stay tuned.