OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
Equality Officer Decision: DEC-S2002-086
Mr. John Roche
(Represented by The Equality Authority)
Alabaster Associates Limited t/a Madigans
(represented by GD Fottrel & Sons, Solicitors)
Key words:Equal Status Act, 2000 - discrimination, section 3(1) - Disability, Section 3(2)(g) - special treatment or facilities- Section 4(1), nominal cost - Section 4(2) - visually impaired - Supply of goods and services, Section 5 (1) - access to pub - guide dog - food hygiene regulations - Section 14, comply with an enactment.
The dispute concerns a claim by the above named complainant that he was discriminated against by the respondent, Alabaster Associates Limited t/a Madigans, in terms of Sections 2 and 4 of the Equal Status Act, 2000 and contrary to Section 3 of that Act when he was refused access to the respondents premises with his guide dog.