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Commack, NY. ADA Violators

"I just had an ugly experience here. My wife and I went here with my sister-in-law, who is a double amputee in a wheelchair. We're in Commack for a funeral and since we're staying at a Hampton Inn within walking distance of the diner we had had several meals here.

My sister-in-law is accompanied everywhere by her service dog. On this occasion, however, the manager of this establishment physically blocked our way through the front doors because of the dog. Even when he was informed that it would be a violation of Federal law (the Americans with Disabilities Act) to deny service to a person with disabilities who is accompanied by a service dog, the young man continued to attempt to refuse to serve us. Ultimately we were served (by a very helpful and congenial waitress), but not until after my sister-in-law called the local police.

This kind of discrimination against the disabled is as surprising as it is unacceptable in 2014. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who is disabled, or supports the rights of the disabled."

 

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