Wheelchair dancer sues company over dance floor ban

Wheelchair dancer sues company over dance floor ban

A disabled dancer is taking legal action after he was banned from an event over claims his wheelchair damaged the dance floor.
Fred Walden, 54, says he was humiliated when staff at a Jive Addiction event last October told him to stop dancing.
He is suing the company for discrimination under the Equality Act.
The company claims its policy, which bans anyone using an object that damages the floor, is not discriminatory.
Mr Walden, who lives in Oxford, has been a paraplegic since an accident in 1984. Before that, he had been a keen disco and Northern Soul dancer.
He started dancing in his... read more

29 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 69
Source: BBC

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