Blind man sues McDonald's for not serving him at drive-thru

Blind man sues McDonald's for not serving him at drive-thru

(WWBT) - A blind man in Louisiana who says he was laughed at and turned away at a McDonald's drive-thru is suing the fast-food restaurant for discrimination.

Scott Magee says the incident from August 2015 in a New Orleans suburb wasn't the first time a McDonald's refused him service when he walked up to the drive-thru after the main restaurant had closed and he couldn't dine inside, according to NBC News.

The company has had a long-standing policy of not serving pedestrians at its drive-thru windows, but the lawsuit says that the company could advance its technology to serve customers who can't drive.

Magee's attorney is seeking a jury trial on its request for "modest accommodations" to make its services available to the blind at all times.

McDonald's, which has until June 17 to respond to the lawsuit, offered no statement on the case.

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