Allergic to certain foods? Well it seems that: food allergies may constitute a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act, if they are severe enough.
The decision leaves schools, restaurants and other places that serve food more exposed to legal challenges if they fail to honor requests for accommodations by people with food allergies.
Colleges and universities are especially vulnerable because they know their students and often require them to eat on campus, Eve Hill of the Justice Department’s civil rights division says. But a restaurant also could be liable if it blatantly ignored a customer’s request for certain foods and that person became ill, though that case might be harder to argue if the customer had just walked in off the street and was unknown to the restaurant, Hill says. – www.wxyz.com
Now I understand that we all experience certain challenges, whether its physical, emotional, biological, etc. but does this fit into a disability category? I mean, does this mean if your restaurant business doesn’t serve glutton free or a specific allergen free plate that they can be legally liable for discrimination? I know it doesn’t read that but I’m sure to bet it would come up. hmmm. Just wondering. Thoughts?