MIAMI – A man is suing a spa over allegations it restricts access to the disabled.
Eric Rogers filed a complaint on Feb. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Siern Spa & Facial LLC and James H. Batmasian, property owner, citing alleged disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff, who uses a wheelchair, alleges that he was denied access to equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and/or any accommodations offered therein. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to remove architectural barriers that block access to individuals with disabilities.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for attorneys' fees and costs; a permanent injunction on defendants' discriminatory practices; and an order to remove the physical barriers. He is represented by Douglas S. Schapiro of The Schapiro Law Group PL in Boca Raton.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60305