Uber driver forced to pay compensation after he refused to take a blind passenger and his guide dog.
An Uber driver has been forced to pay compensation after he refused to take a blind passenger and his guide dog.
The driver of the ride-hailing app, who was licensed in Wakefield, breached the Equality Act by not taking the customer, a council report said.
The driver admitted the offence at court but has not been named by the local authority. As reported in the Wakefield Express , he was ordered to pay the victim £100 in compensation and also told to pay £466.44 in costs following the incident. In addition to the costs and compensation, he was given a six month conditional discharge, meaning he will face no further punishment unless he commits a further offence before July.