“A disabled woman assisted by Kester Disability Rights has been paid £7,000 in compensation by a service provider who refused her access to a service because she was unable to wear a face mask.
The pay-out was achieved through negotiation as there was no dispute that access had been denied, or that the Claimant had a disability exemption. The only thing to be agreed was the amount of compensation, not whether it was due or not. Refusing access to people unable to wear face coverings due to disability is direct discrimination – no different to denying access to a black or gay person for example.”
Now, even though that story is in the UK, the same rights apply in the United States and many other countries!
And if you’ve been discriminated against for not wearing a mask, this should give you hope!
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