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I'm getting no younger and have considered after 47 years on the road
giving up driving.

I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets - even though I said it would be
well paid. Any mess, which would be unthinkable I would clean up and pay
much compensation. I've pushed the issue with the taxi companies and
always, after much pushing more or less got the same answer - religion.
Islam considers dogs to be inpure.

If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

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On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?


No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers

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On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder EsquireÂ* wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?


No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected
characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be
able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between a
dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.


What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not the
dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act as
defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly helps to
make sure the door-bell is never missed.


You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".

And details differ around UK as powers are devolved.

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Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected
characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be
able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between a
dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.


What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not the
dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act as
defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly helps to
make sure the door-bell is never missed.


You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".

And details differ around UK as powers are devolved.


You just happen to know?
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On Mon, 4 Mar 2019 22:59:33 +0000
Robin wrote:

On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder EsquireÂ* wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my
area that would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim
passenger a journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a
protected characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would
be able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the
taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between
a dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.


What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not
the dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act
as defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly
helps to make sure the door-bell is never missed.


You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".


Pounder's dog is a 'thinking dog', it's been trained to assist a really
stupid ****.


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On 04/03/2019 23:38, Jim K.. wrote:
Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected
characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be
able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between a
dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.


What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not the
dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act as
defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly helps to
make sure the door-bell is never missed.


You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".

And details differ around UK as powers are devolved.


You just happen to know?


I was asked last year by someone who sometimes drives a taxi as his
council's guidance was vague.

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Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 23:38, Jim K.. wrote:
Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected
characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be
able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between a
dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.

What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not the
dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act as
defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly helps to
make sure the door-bell is never missed.

You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".

And details differ around UK as powers are devolved.


You just happen to know?


I was asked last year by someone who sometimes drives a taxi as his
council's guidance was vague.


You were asked? To do what?
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"Jim K.." wrote in message
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Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 23:38, Jim K.. wrote:
Robin Wrote in message:
On 04/03/2019 22:28, newshound wrote:
On 04/03/2019 22:16, wrote:
On Monday, 4 March 2019 21:14:43 UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area
that
would carry me and my dog to the vets
If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger
a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?

No, because that would be discrimination on the ground of a protected
characteristic.

Having a dog is not a protected characteristic.

If the dog were a registered assistance dog then you would be
protected by the protected characteristic of disability and would be
able to complain to the taxi licensing authority or sue the taxi
driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...llegal-drivers


Owain


Which poses the interesting question as to the differences between a
dog, a therapy dog, and an assistance dog.

What matters for the obligations on taxis and PHVs is whether or not
the
dog is an "assistance dog" for the purposes of the Equality Act as
defined there.


My wife is getting a bit deaf, and her (vanilla) dog certainly helps
to
make sure the door-bell is never missed.

You'd need to be ready to show the dog had "been trained to assist a
deaf person".

And details differ around UK as powers are devolved.


You just happen to know?


I was asked last year by someone who sometimes drives a taxi as his
council's guidance was vague.


You were asked? To do what?


What the legal story is, stupid.

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On 04/03/2019 21:14, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
I'm getting no younger and have considered after 47 years on the road
giving up driving.

I have a little dog. There is not a single taxi company in my area that
would carry me and my dog to the vets - even though I said it would be
well paid. Any mess, which would be unthinkable I would clean up and pay
much compensation. I've pushed the issue with the taxi companies and
always, after much pushing more or less got the same answer - religion.
Islam considers dogs to be inpure.

If I was a Christian taxi driver, could I refuse a Muslim passenger a
journey as I DO consider them to be inpure?


Blimey. I've been driving since 1966 and I have no intention of giving
up. Thats 52 years!

Team up with a mate locally to drive you and do something you can still
do in return

Old people need to look out for easch other. No other **** is.

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