Keighley minicab firms accused of discrimination » National Taxi Association

Keighley minicab firms accused of discrimination » National Taxi Association

Disability campaigner Tom Walsh Minicab firms discriminating against disabled customers by charging them higher fares than other passengers should be taken to court, a leading campaign group has demanded this week. People First Keighley and Craven says legal action is now needed following a disappointingly poor response to its original appeal for fair treatment. Lead campaigner, Tom Walsh, claims some private hire firms continue to charge disabled passengers inflated prices compared to able-bodied customers despite the warnings. He alleges unscrupulous drivers are still flouting the law in Keighley district a year after Bradford Council ordered them to meet the requirements of disability discrimination laws. And other district groups have reported similar issues. Tom said: “They were given six months and basically nothing has changed – it’s looking like it might need prose...

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