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.

Image credit: Guide dog; Source: Flickr  Author: Smerikal

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