Restaurant to pay family after ejecting them for kids’ skin condition

05/08/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Detroit, MI – A restaurant will pay $60,000 after telling a family to leave over their children’s skin condition. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Wednesday.

The department filed a lawsuit against the Golden Corral in Westland in February claiming that ejecting the family had been a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the lawsuit, Danielle Duford and her children were asked to leave the restaurant after other customers noticed the skin condition of her infant daughter. Three of Duford’s four children have epidermolysis bullosa.

Justice Department civil rights lawyer Eve Hill is quoted by the AP as stating of the settlement, “No one should be excluded from participating in the basic activities of daily living on account of fears of their disability, nor should children be shamed from going out in public… We are confident today’s settlement sends that message.”

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