Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

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  1. FreshAir

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    I see the big picture just fine, it's you that fails to see.... Discriminating against the Blind is just wrong - the jury got it right on this case
     
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    Forget "terrible allergies". Being in the presence of any dog is, for my good friend, extremely dangerous and instantly life-threatening. His allergies set off his asthma, which could (and someday, likely will) be fatal. If someone went into his car with a dog, he would need to have someone else drive (or tow) it to a shop, and have it professionally cleaned and detailed. His allergy isn't actually that severe...it is the fact that the allergic reaction sets off his asthma. It has put him in the hospital at least three times.

    He has never been to his brother in law's house because his sister and BIL have two dogs. To see him, they have to shower, wear freshly-laundered clothes that they put on in the entranceway just before leaving the house, thoroughly clean the seats on their truck to remove dog hair, and leave their coats in the truck. Failing to do so could easily land him in the hospital.
     
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    SO...if the presence of a service dog would kill the driver, he still should have to let it in his car?
     
  4. FreshAir

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    then so would the presence of a human that just hugged their dog leaving the house

    let's be honest, this is fanatical Muslims denying Blind people a ride for religious reasons, just like bakers denying people cakes
     
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    Ada has no say in my car
     
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    Meaning that the defendant should be “inconvenienced” at least as much as the plaintiff.

    A tort is a form of punishment in civil law that punishes the negligent party.
     
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    denying a Blind person a ride is pretty sick in most peoples minds, so easy to see how a jury did not like that - and being denied 14 times and losing her job over it to boot

    it's hard enough for a blind person to even get a job, then that
     
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    The blind person is not being denied a ride, only their dog.
     
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    nope the blind person is being denied a ride, the service dog is their mobility aide

    why would anyone do such a horrible thing
     
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    I've seen lots of blind people in public without a dog. Is that dog really an absolutely essential aide??

    I'm sure there are plenty of Uber drivers willing to transport a dog in their car.
    Just not all of them.

    Stop forcing people.

    Maybe blind people who rely on service animals should avoid living in areas where most of the Uber drivers are Muslim.
     
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    yes, they are essential to some blind people, discriminating against them because of their service dog is sick - the blind person in this article was denied a ride 14 times and lost her job
     
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    Well, no...my good friend WILL, at the very least, end up in the hospital (and quite possibly the morgue) if someone were to enter his car with a dog.
     
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    same with a person that hugged their dog then
     
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    Then blind people can pay for them.

    Too bad, blind people don't have the right to "have their dog not be discriminated against".

    If they want a ride, they'll have to not bring their dog.
     
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    nope, only sick people discriminate against blind people

    to work for Uber, you have to agree not to discriminate against the blind, so don't take the job if you can't do it for religious reasons... simple
     
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    then so would the presence of a human that just hugged their dog before leaving the house and getting in the Uber

    that is how allergies work... those allergens don't just disappear

    if one is deathly allergic to dogs, a job with such close contact in a small space with humans is not the best jobs for them
     
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    Religion of peace not being very tolerant you say?

    Shocking.
     
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    In reading the article and noting your allergies (which could likely qualify as a disability), I would say that the solution is that drivers have to note their allergies, and even people with service animals have to note they have a service animal. Then Uber (or whatever company) does not send out anyone with an allergy. Outside of that, they make it clear that the drivers by law are not allowed to refuse a passanger based on service animal, and fire them if they continue to refuse.
     
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