Chicago’s Trump Tower Faces Lawsuit for ADA Violations

June 7, 2018

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago faces a new lawsuit for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), targeted by a Florida man known for bringing these types of suits. In his three visits to Trump Tower from 2015-2017, alleged ADA violations were spotted in the restrooms in the lobby and the 16th floor restaurant. The suit claims that toilet paper dispensers are improperly positioned, along with the grab bars, toilet seats, urinals and coat hooks. Both the mezzanine-level bar and 16th floor restaurant have counters that exceed 36 inches in height which is too tall to properly serve someone with a disability according to ADA regulations. The restaurant has since been closed for a remodel, although it is unknown if the remodel is related to these allegations.

The ADA serves to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. It also provides civil protections to the disabled and guarantees equal opportunity in employment, transportation, government services, and accommodations. The attorneys at Rock Fusco and Connelly are well-versed in the intricacies of the Americans with Disabilities Act.