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Nail salon settles discrimination allegations with U.S. Attorney's Office

Published: Friday, March 15, 2024 - 4:03pm
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The U.S. Attorney for Arizona created a team to focus on enforcing federal civil rights, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The unit has reached a two-year settlement with a Chandler nail salon over allegations of discrimination against a would-be customer.

The settlement stems from a complaint filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office by an unidentified female who uses a wheelchair.

The settlement says Canvas Nails & Spa denied her a wet pedicure because she didn’t bring someone to help her transfer to a salon chair.

Now the company owes her $500 for emotional distress that has reportedly kept her from going back to a salon.

Canvas Nails & Spa has to document each time it denies service-modification requests for people with disabilities.

Any new discrimination complaint the company receives must be reported to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The attorney for Canvas Nails & Spa did not return a call seeking comment.

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