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26 August 2015 0 Comments
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Buses, wheelchair users and reasonable adjustments

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Readers will recall the recently commented on case of FirstGroup Plc v Doug Paulley and Mr Paulley, who made a complaint that the bus operator should be required to ask passengers with buggies to move out of the wheelchair space to make way for wheelchair users. A Court of Appeal found that the bus operator’s policy was merely to request this but not require it, and that this was not in breach of the Equality Act.

In view of the particular public interest in this case, the Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision as to whether the service provider had made reasonable adjustments to avoid disadvantaging wheelchair users.

The Update will comment further on this once the appeal has taken place. No doubt it will be in the news, however…

This legal update is provided for general information purposes only and should not be applied to specific circumstances without prior consultation with us.

For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222.

 

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