Discrimination case victory for man with disfigurement

  • February 7, 2008
  • Bruce Bromley

A nightclub in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been ordered to pay £2,500 in a disability discrimination case settlement. Raymond Crowe, who has a facial disfigurement, was asked to leave Thompsons (formerly Thompsons Garage) nightclub in Belfast shortly after he paid an entrance fee. When he asked why he had to leave, he was advised it was because of the way he looked. His friends were told that they could stay.

Anne McKernan, Casework Director for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland said: ‘There is no place for such instances of discrimination in our society and every effort must be made to challenge such treatment when it occurs. We hope by highlighting these cases at this time that all businesses … will ensure their practices and procedures are fit to allow all our citizens in Northern Ireland to participate and enjoy fully the range of goods, services and facilities on offer.’

Read about the case in more detail on the Workplace Law Network website www.workplacelaw.net/news/display/id/13182