Guide Dog Case Study

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1. A person accompanied by a dog enters a restaurant and identifies himself as being blind. He requests service and a seat where the dog may sit at his feet. The restaurant declines to provide these accommodations and police are called. What advice do you offer and what are you going to do?

As discovering what the issue at hand is between the two parties, we know that under the Blind Persons’ Rights act that it is an offence to (a) deny to any person the accommodation, services or facilities available in any place to which the public is customarily admitted; or (b) discriminate against any person with respect to the accommodation, services or facilities available in any place to which the public is customarily admitted, or the charges for the use thereof, for the reason that he or she is a blind person accompanied by a guide dog. I would ask the complaint to show his identification card that is issued by the Attorney General or an officer of his or her Ministry designated by the Attorney General to provide and confirm that this is a legitimate service dog. If the person was unable to provide this card, I would suggest that they should get one. If the person
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With that I would make the cab driver aware that he is under obligation to provide the service for the male and his guide dog under the Blind Persons’ Rights Act, I feel like it would be necessary for the cab driver to be aware of this since maybe not everyone is aware that the issues at hand is an offence. If he continues to deny the service then I would issue a ticket since they are committing the offence and if convicted every person who is in contravention of section 3 or of subsection 4(3) or who, not being a blind person, purports to be a blind person for the purpose of claiming the benefit of this Act is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding

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