Pennsylvania Discrimination Lawyers: Shutting Out Service Dogs is Discrimination and It’s Illegal
It is illegal for businesses to discriminate against people with disabilities who use service animals to assist their day-to-day lives. Many restaurants, convenience stores and car services refuse to serve people accompanied by service dogs. This is discrimination and it’s illegal, and you do not have to accept this refusal.
Cases alleging service animal discrimination are on the rise, nationwide.
For example, in Millville, New Jersey, Patrick Stark was awarded a settlement of $12,500 because a Wawa convenience store refused to make him a sandwich as he was accompanied by his service dog.
In Burlington, New Jersey, a pizzeria refused to serve a disabled Army veteran because he was accompanied by his service dog, Cooper.
The car service, Uber, is also facing liability arising out of its drivers’ refusal to pick up citizens and their service animals in over forty different cases.
There are even cases arising out of people being mistreated by their employer because they need a service animal. In San Diego, a disabled United States Marine was met with obstacles, made to feel left out and harassed in the office because he needed the help of his service dog. A jury recognized he was wronged and awarded him $28,600 in lost wages and emotional distress.
Pennsylvania Discrimination Lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore Represent Those Refused Service
If you, your friends or family have been refused service at a business, or mistreated at work because you have a service animal, call the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore and we can help. Our Pennsylvania discrimination lawyers have the experience you need to get the compensation you deserve for being discriminated against in a place of business. Our highly-skilled team of lawyers have the knowledge to fight cases involving employee rights and civil rights. Call our Philadelphia office today at 215-627-9999 or fill out our online contact form. Our offices are conveniently located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and we proudly serve clients throughout each state. Call our offices today for your consultation.