12 November 2016

Uber driver fined after saying it was ‘against his religion’ to let guide dog in car

Driver Ahmed Kayd, 42, told Charles Bloch it was ‘against his religion’ to take a dog in his car, asking if Labrador Carlo would ‘lick him’.

During the incident on April 22, Mr Bloch explained it was illegal to refuse him and Carlo a lift.

But Kayd refused to take Mr Bloch and his partner to Spinney Hill Park, Leicester.

Mr Bloch left negative feedback on Uber, and Kayd called back to apologise – but Mr Bloch had already made other arrangements.

Kayd, of Beaumont Leys, Leicester, admitted refusing to convey a guide dog under the Equality Act 2010 at Leicester Magistrates Court.

He was handed a £140 fine, ordered to pay £327 in costs and a victim surcharge of £30. [Metro.co.uk] Read more