…but I would ask this: Would you go to a doctor who used, as a pretext to banning a patient’s guide dog from her waiting room, the excuse that another patient’s mother had ‘liquid bones’?
Or who segues instantly from the ‘Health and Safety’ excuse to the ‘I have a phobia!’ excuse when challenged?
Punjabi, who said she is afraid of dogs, added that her request was polite.
“We simply asked him to step outside,” she said. “I have my rights and my phobias, too.”
The ADA says you don’t have the right, not in this case. If you disagree with that, get the ADA overturned, if you can.
Or go practice somewhere the laws suit you better…
And to show that it isn’t just a problem with some cultures:
A blind woman said she felt like a second-class citizen after being banned from a coffee shop because the owners feared her guide dog could put customers off.
Whereas being an ignorant little Hitler presumably draws them right in..?
…White Coffee House owner Mr Cox said the cafe doesn’t allow any dogs on the premises.He said: ‘We had a problem a year ago when a dog sicked up in the cafe and it cleared the place.
‘We were told we don’t have to allow dogs on the premises.
‘I have spoken to the Guide Dogs Association about the issue and they understood as well.
‘I sympathise with anyone with not very good vision but we are a very small place and that is our policy.”
Unfortunately for you, your policy would see you prosecuted, if only the council had the backbone.
David Cowdrey, the Guide Dogs Association’s head of campaigns, said the cafe was wrong to turn a blind woman away.
He said: ‘Guide dog owners such as Miss Henshall rely on their dogs for mobility and independence.’This is recognised in the Equality Act 2010 which requires restaurants and other service providers not to discriminate against disabled people.
‘Staff at restaurants and food shops often cite hygiene issues but the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers has confirmed that guide and other assistance dogs should have access to these premises and there is no conflict with hygiene laws.
‘Guide Dogs is happy to visit the White Coffee House to offer training and advice on the law and just how important a job guide dogs do for their owners.’
He doesn’t need ‘training and advice’, he needs a lesson in not getting his own way.
Why not just take out a private prosecution on behalf of Ms Henshall? Wouldn’t that be quite a good use of the money you receive in donations?