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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 pm 
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Uber driver refused to take blind passenger and his guide dog

https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news ... -1-9648579

An Uber driver has been forced to pay compensation after he refused to take a blind passenger and his guide dog.

The cabbie, who was licensed in Wakefield, breached the Equality Act by not taking the customer, a council report said.

The driver, who has not been named by the local authority, admitted the offence at court in January.

He was ordered to pay the victim £100 in compensation and told to fork out £466.44 in costs following the incident, which took place last summer.

He was also given a six month conditional discharge, meaning he will face no further punishment unless he commits a further offence before July.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 pm 
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The driver, who has not been named by the local authority, admitted the offence at court in January.


Name must be in the public domain anyway if he was prosecuted in court.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:11 am 
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people get less for serious injuries :roll:

but maybe the prospect of £100 which lets face it is probably more than a nights takings being handed out might put a few off if they are aware of it

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Name must be in the public domain anyway if he was prosecuted in court.

Indeed, so one wonders why the council didn't name him. :-k

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