I was working as an independent taxi service, I got a call to pick up a women at an alley behind, I am guessing behind her home, so here's the story. I arrive to see she has a big dog with her, so I assume she is disabled with a service dog, I noticed she had nothing to put under the dog for my car (which is only a year old 2018). I pull up and ask, she avoids the question and proceeds to tell me it is against the law to refuse her the ride. I tell her I will call the office, so she hatefully tells me "well while your on the call me n my dog will be in your back seat, my doors are locked (they stay locked because I usually drive in a dangerous area) and she is pulling on my handle really hard, as I'm telling her no I will call 1st because I don't want the smell and dirt in my car. She then tells me I don't have a choice because she is disabled and the law and my place of work says I have to once I clicked on accept ride, but if I'd known it was this type of ride heaven knows I would never had accepted it. So she says she will get me fired for not driving her and for having another person in my car with me. I just tell her to call if that is what she needs to do I don't care because the dirty dog is not going to get in my car. Well she did as she said. Told them I refused and was hostile with her. I have never gotten hostile with any customer and always had excellent ratings I only refuse rides if its quitting time for me, I work 7 days a week usually and out there 12 hours most days sometimes longer! Why is it ok n legal for a disabled person to say and do whatever they want and get a person fired, and why is the law only on their side when really she was in the wrong by acting a complete fool trying to get her way only because she is disable? Where is the rights for a driver and their personal property? The company says we have nothing and they will pay half cleaning bill for the vehicle, when a good detail will run the owner about $200? So now what???
i work for a non profit organization that services special needs children and adults.On September 8th 2017 i was suspended from the job along with two other workers due to an allegation made by one of the female participants that i service as the recreation supervisor. The participant in question in my opinion, was not appropriate for our setting. she had only been there about a month. There is a intake procedure but only the administration and clinical staff participate. Not only was the classroom that this participant was in not given a heads up to the behavior and history that she came with, but neither was myself who comes into contact with about 250 participants on a daily basis. two days after the suspensions there was a meeting held again by administration and clinical staff to put a plan into affect on how to deal with this participant given her history which they already knew but chose to ignore thus putting all the staff at risk.Especially the male staff. No doubt a move to cover themselves. i have been out for two months now. The allegation was unfounded by the justice center and i can go back to work, however i am extremely angry and have gone through a major emotional change. I hate the fact that i am considering suing, but the truth is i want them to pay!!!!!!!!!!! help!!!