Hearing of so many devastating incidents of extreme disability discrimination triggered by various service providers seeking to enforce masks on those unable to wear them has been shocking. Now we are working together to nail the offenders and stop this happening.
Many people have already obtained apologies and assurances of changes from service providers - a great achievement. This is the piority - to ensure we can all go out free from discrimination and harassment.
If you want to give yourself the best possible chance of winning your case it is best to have the following in place...
- Medical evidence showing you have condition that has a long term and substantial impact on your life. Long term means at least a year and substantial means more than minor or trivial.
- Confirmation that wearing a face covering would cause you severe distress. The gold standard is a medical professional confirming this, but we appreciate this is not always possible and you will know if a face covering causes you severe distress. Although this is new territory for everyone, logically if you describe severe distress and that is consistent with your condition, that should be accepted by service providers and / or the courts.
- Dates, times and locations of incidents with a description of what happened.
Please note none of this is needed to be exempt from wearing a face covering. It's just that such evidence is needed when pursuing remedy for discrimination.
If you have the above in place when we get to your case, if you still need us, we will be able to get on with it efficiently.
There is usually a six month time limiit for discrimination cases.
Apologies to those who have struggled to find our face coverings discrimination template letter.