Taco Bell Late-Night Drive-Thru Violates Civil Rights, Suit Says

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Taco Bell is committing "systemic civil rights violations" against visually impaired people by offering late-night hours when only drive-thru windows remain open and refusing to serve pedestrians, consumers said in a proposed class action filed Thursday in California federal court.

Despite its restaurants being places of public accommodation, Taco Bell Franchisor LLC's drive-thru windows "lack any meaningful accommodation for visually-impaired individuals who are unable to operate motor vehicles," in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, according to the complaint filed by two visually impaired California residents.

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