Is a late-night McDonald’s run a protected right?
A blind Louisiana man says he was denied service when he walked up to a McDonald's late-night drive-thru window in Metairie in 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.
On Thursday, Scott Magee, 35, filed a class-action lawsuit in Chicago's federal court, alleging that McDonald's has no "concern whatsoever for the accessibility of the late-night drive-thrus to the disabled," the newspaper reported. McDonald's, which has headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., near Chicago, does not allow walk-up traffic at its late-night drive-thru.
WBBM-TV in Chicago reports that Magee tried to order on foot late at a McDonald’s drive-thru after the lobby had closed one night in August 2015 near his home in Metairie, but the employees “refused service to him, laughed, and told him to go away,” the suit says.
He suffered the same experience on other occasions and “felt ashamed of his inability to access the McDonald’s services,” the suit says.
WBBM said McDonald’s representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.