Disabled Couple Sues MTR
A married couple—both wheelchair users— are suing the MTR Corporation for discrimination after they were denied access to board the same train. Regulations state that MTR employees can only assist one wheelchair user per train with the use of a portable ramp, though wheelchair users who do not require assistance may board trains as they please. The couple alleges that MTR staff refused to help them on two separate occasions— on the second occasion police were called when the two got into an argument with MTR employees. With the help of the Equal Opportunities Commission, the couple is now suing the railway giant for $100,000 in psychological damages.
Our take: This is why we shouldn’t take mobility for granted.