Disability Discrimination Case Settled Out of Court

McMahon & Williams represented an individual who was refused entry into a Bar & Restaurant in Dublin with her assistance dog.  The individual who is a wheelchair user relies on her assistance dog to assist with every-day tasks.  McMahon & Williams Solicitors proceeded with a claim under the Equal Status Acts on behalf of the individual.  Before the case came to hearing, a settlement was agreed in which the claimant was awarded damages as well as having their legal fees covered.   A donation from the award was made to the charity.  This follows the landmark case taken by McMahon & Williams Solicitors on behalf of a child with cerebral palsy who was excluded from school because of his assistance dog.  This was the first case in Ireland that used equality legislation for a child with an assistance dog.

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