UK disabled bus passenger wins partial court victory

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Posted: Jan 18, 2017 6:13 AM

LONDON (AP) — A disabled bus passenger has won a partial victory in a British court after a dispute with a woman who refused to move her baby stroller from a space used to accommodate wheelchairs.

Doug Paulley, of West Yorkshire in northern England, sued after the driver of a FirstGroup left him at a bus stop rather than require a woman with a sleeping baby in a stroller to vacate a designated area.

Britain's Supreme Court said Wednesday that FirstGroup's policy of "requesting but not requiring" non-disabled passengers to vacate the space was discriminatory, but only to a limited extent.

But the court says the bus company was unjustified in simply asking, rather than pressuring, the woman to vacate the space.

No damages were awarded.