According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, six people claim they are not being allowed to enter the stores because they’re not wearing masks.
They say they cannot wear masks due to breathing problems.
The suit has been filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Six customers who say they can’t wear masks for medical reasons have sued Giant Eagle, saying they are being treated like “lepers” instead of “guests” in not being allowed in stores without masks in violation of federal law.
The customers have filed six lawsuits in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s April 19 order requiring people entering businesses to wear masks contains a provision for people who can’t wear one because of a medical condition.
The customers and their lawyer, Thomas Anderson, said in the suits that Giant Eagle has ignored that provision, even announcing in a published policy that everyone has to wear a mask with “no exceptions regardless of any reason or medical condition.”
PITTSBURGH, PA – Giant Eagle is temporarily limiting ground meat and advertised meat product purchases due to increased customer demand for those items.
Major meat producers such as Smithfield Foods, Tyson Foods and Cargill had to close plants in April after workers contracted the coronavirus. But Giant Eagle says it works with several different suppliers to provide customers with a wide variety of meat options and maintains consistent product availability.