Supermarket Chain Publix is being accused of violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not allowing those with disabilities equal access to their facilities. The lawsuit claims that the parking area, walkways and bathrooms are not ADA compliant. The American With Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination, so that those with disabilities have equal opportunity in employment, Government services, public and commercial facilities, transportation, and TDD/ telephone relay services. This act was amended in 2008 requiring that equal access to all facilities be made for persons with disabilities. Requiring all new and old construction be compliant to the ADA so as not to violate a person with disabilities rights. All construction is to be made complaint so that a person with a cane, walker, wheelchair, or disability can move around as freely as someone who does not have a disability. The supermarket chain is accused of not having adequate parking, walkways and bathroom facilities. The suit contends that the handicap parking area and sloping walkways are not ADA compliant making it difficult for those physically impaired to move around freely. The bathroom facilities are also named in the lawsuit stating that they violate the ADA with the sinks being to high for someone in a wheelchair to access, along with the flush controls on the toilets. The common area where seats and tables are available to the public for seating, do not meet the ADA standards for persons with disabilities. The access isles are also called into question making it difficult for someone with a disability to move through.
Those who are disabled and the ones that care for them realize how imperative it is for businesses to be compliant with the laws set forth in the ADA. When construction violations such as those alleged in this lawsuit occur, it effects every aspect of their well being. When their mobility is hindered not only is it impossible for them to move around freely but it is also causes mental anguish. If you feel your rights have been violated please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit is to be pursued. In addition make sure you Subscribe to our mailing list to receive important updates regarding class action news and open cases.