FirstGroup Plc v Paulley [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1573
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Goods and Services

This case was well-publicised in the UK. We thought readers with an interest in equality laws might like a review because it covers matters on reasonable accommodation for wheelchair users on public transport that will come up in Ireland, albeit that different legislation applies. 

This 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 didn't - 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

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