Food Allergy Lawsuits
Think about your legal exposure
- If you are giving your customers information about whether a menu item is gluten or allergen free?
- Are you sure you are providing them the correct information?
- Are you legally liable for misinformation that you or an employee gives a customer?
- Your customers health and the reputation of your restaurant depend on the information you provide.
Parents sue Chinese Restaurant after allergic reaction
In 2010, a Chicago student died after eating Chinese takeout food which contained peanuts. The lawsuits states a restaurant employee stated the food was peanut free, therefore the restaurant may be found liable for failing to warn customer. More info
Bread company owner guilty of fraud
In an extreme example, a Durham bread maker was selling supposedly gluten-free bread, while knowing it contained gluten, thus misleading customers. The owner was found guilty of 23 counts of fraud, and faces possible sentence of more that 17 years in prison according to WRAL
Do you cater or sell to businesses?
Food allergies may constitute a disability under the ADA. Business are becoming more sensitive to their legal responsibilities to their employees.
Other Legal Items in the News
- Man with nut allergy wins cheesecake lawsuit
- NC has hundreds of claims made due to food allergy injuries each year.
- Lesley University settles ADA celiac/food allergy claim, paying $50,000
- Iowa court rules nut allergy is a disability after mom sues day care for discrimination
Restaurant, catering, cafeteria and food service employees…
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