FirstGroup Plc v Paulley [2014]

  • Case Reference
    Civ 1573
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Goods and services

This well-publicised case involved issues of whether a woman with a child in a pushchair on a bus using the disabled section has to get off the bus to let a wheelchair user into the disabled persons area. Or, rather, it wasn't about that - - that's just what the media said it was about. It was, according to the Court of Appeal, about "... whether the bus company must have a policy to compel all other passengers to vacate the wheelchair space irrespective of the reason why they are in it, on pain of being made to leave the bus if they do not, leaving no discretion to the driver." That's a

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This article is correct at 12/12/2014
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