Kansas nail salon to pay $1.5K in damages after refusing service to woman with cerebral palsy
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - The U.S. Attorney's Office reached a settlement on Tuesday with a Kansas nail salon to resolve allegations that the salon discriminated against a customer with a disability.
U.S. Attorney Kate E Brubacher announced Tuesday that under the settlement, Pretty Nails Inc. of Shawnee agrees to adopt a new non-discrimination policy and post it in a visible place and to pay $1,500 in damages to the individual complaint in the case.
Additionally, the salon is required to rain current and future employees on the requirements of Title III of the ADA, which prohibits disability discrimination in places of public accommodation, like nail salons.
In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office said the settlement resolves allegations that Pretty Nails discriminated against a woman with cerebral palsy, who uses a motorized wheelchair, by refusing to provide nail services.
“What was supposed to be a fun outing to get her nails done, instead turned into an ordeal that left the complainant in this case upset and embarrassed,” said U.S. Attorney Kate E. Brubacher. “We at the U.S. Justice Department hope to spare people with disabilities from these kinds of painful experiences by educating business owners and their employees about disability rights laws.”